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BC's Patrick Heckmann was 5-7 from downtown and had 19 points in this non-conference rivalry game
While the Crusaders kept pace on shots from inside the arc, Boston College was dominant from behind it. The Eagles made 10 of their 24 3-point attempts to cruise to a 70-60 win at home. Holy Cross was ice-cold form downtown, hitting just two of their 19 attempts.
Boston College also dominated the charity stripe, making 16 of their 22 free throw attempts. Holy Cross managed just nine trips to the line, though they made six. Eagles forward Ryan Anderson himself got to the line 10 times to add to his 6-12 shooting from the field. Patrick Heckmann was lead gunner for BC, making five of his seven shots from the 3-point line en route to scoring 19.
Holy Cross managed an efficient game on offense, but lacked the spark that BC got from the free-throw and 3-point lines. Dave Dudzinski and Malcolm Miller scored 15 and 13 respectively while hitting more than half of their shots. Eric Obeysekere added 17 points and 6 rebounds off the bench, playing just 21 minutes.
BC moves to 7-5 while Holy Cross falls to 7-6. The Eagles play Dartmouth on New Years Eve.