Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Boston College 78, Maine 62
When: 12:00 PM ET, Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Where: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Officials: # Jeff Clark, # John Gaffney, # Michael Stephen
Attendance: N/A

Jay Heath scored 16 points and CJ Felder added 14 as Boston College cruised to a 78-62 victory over Maine on Tuesday afternoon in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Heath made 7 of 15 shots from the floor and Felder connected on 6 of 12 attempts from the field to go along with five rebounds.

Wynston Tabbs finished with 10 points after entering the game by averaging a team-best 16.2 points per game.

James Karnik had 10 points and seven rebounds and Makai Ashton-Langford added nine points for the Eagles (2-5), who snapped a four-game losing skid. The victory served as quite the bounce back for Boston College, which was blitzed 101-63 by Syracuse on Dec. 12.

The Eagles enjoyed their strongest defensive performance of the season. Entering Tuesday's tilt, Boston College had allowed 85.5 points on 51.3 percent shooting -- although it had played a tough schedule with five of the six games against power conferences.

LeChaun DuHart sank five 3-pointers to highlight a 19-point performance for the Black Bears (0-3), who saw their 24 turnovers result in 28 points for the Eagles.

Stephane Ingo had 15 points and six rebounds in a losing effort for Maine.

Adefolairin Adetogun was limited to three points after recording a team-leading 11.5 entering the contest.

DuHart drained a pair of 3-pointers in the early going to stake Maine to a 6-2 lead and sank another from beyond the arc to trim the Eagles' advantage to 15-14 midway into the first half.

Boston College answered with an 8-0 run, a surge that was capped by DeMarr Langford's 3-pointer.

The Eagles scored 10 of the final 12 points of the half to take a 43-24 lead into intermission.

The Black Bears are still getting their footing after their first five games were canceled and the team didn't practice for 2 1/2 weeks. They won nine games last year -- a four-win improvement over coach Richard Barron's first year when he moved into the role after coaching the women's team.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Maine   Boston College
Lechaun Duhart 19 Scoring Jay Heath 16
Adefolalrin Adetogun 3 Assists Rich Kelly 6
Stephane Ingo 6 Rebounds James Karnik 7
Stephane Ingo 3 Free Throws Made DeMarr Langford Jr. 3
Lechaun Duhart 2 Steals Makai Ashton-Langford 4
Veljko Radakovic 2 Blocks CJ Felder 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Maine 62 41.1 8-24 8-11 14 39 4 3 24
Boston College 78 44.4 9-32 5-6 15 35 6 15 11