BC basketball rolls in exhibition

November 08, 2009 - 5:02 pm

Junior forward Corey Raji had 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead Boston College to a 99-58 rout of Division 2 St. Michael's in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. Sophomore guard Reggie Jackson, who hit 5-of-6 3-pointers, led all scorers with 23 points and was one of six Eagles in double figures. Tyler Schilling scored a team-high 12 points for St. Michael's, which held a 20-19 lead nine minutes into the game. Then Tyler Roche, BC's lone senior, hit a 3-pointer to start a 22-2 run, and BC was never threatened thereafter. The Eagles, who hit 11-of-19 3-pointers, led 57-30 at the break. "We started off the game a little slow, but things kind of picked up in the second and third quarter," BC coach Al Skinner said. "I thought we did a decent job defensively and that allowed us to stretch the lead out a little bit." BC, coming off a 22-12 season in 2008-09 but no longer with standout guard Tyrese Rice in the lineup, opens the season Friday night at home against Dartmouth.