Eagles improve to 6-0 with win over Morris Brown
Published: Thursday, December 6, 2001
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
Heights On-line Exclusive! Led by the efforts of sophomore Ryan Sidney and junior Troy Bell, the Boston College men's basketball team defeated Morris Brown by a final score of 90-65 last Tuesday night at Conte Forum. With the win, the 13th ranked Eagles improved to 6-0 on the season, while Morris Brown fell to 1-6.
Boston College dominated the match-up from the beginning, leading off with a 15-4 run. The play of freshman guard Jermaine Watson and sophomore forward Andrew Bryant sparked the Eagles, and BC went into halftime in front by a score of 45-30. Sidney had 17 points in the first half to lead the Eagles offensively.
For the first 20 minutes, BC was shooting 62.5 percent on three-point attempts, while Morris Brown countered with a 22.2 percent from three-point range.
Bell led off the second half of play with 10 points in 10 minutes to guide the Eagles to a commanding 67-49 lead with 7:46 to go in the game. Sidney continued his strong play in the second half, finishing up with a team-high seven rebounds and three blocks, and shooting seven-for-seven from the field.
Watson had a strong effort off the bench, contributing a career-high 14 points. Bell led the team with 22 points and four steals on the night.
The Eagles' next game is Saturday at 8 p.m. against UMass-Amherst at Conte Forum.