Marnelle Garraud scored 28 points as BC set a school record for points scored in a half (61) and rolled over Rider in the Hawk Classic championship for its fifth win in a row.
The Eagles trailed by two points after the first quarter, but were nothing but dominant from then on, outscoring the visiting Crusaders by 28 points en route to their third win in a row.
Emma Guy shot 11-of-13 from the field and racked up a game-high 22 points in the Eagles’ home opener, guiding BC to a 32-point victory against St. Peter’s.
After a convincing win over Rhode Island in their season opener, the Eagles face another weak non-conference opponent in Saint Peter’s in their home opener.
The Eagles beat up on a Rhode Island team that finished just 3-27 last season—four different players entered double figures, and BC recorded 13 triples over the course of the 24-point win.
After recording just seven wins last year, the Eagles kick off the 2018-19 regular season on Thursday night at Rhode Island—the official start of the Joanna Bernabei-McNamee era.
The schedule features a non-conference portion highlighted by local rivals Holy Cross and BU, as well as the always-tough ACC slate, which includes games against two teams who made the Final Four last season: Louisville and Notre Dame
In his six years with the Eagles, Johnson was just 68-115, including 19-77 in ACC play and failed to finish a single season above .500, let alone reach double-digit wins each of the past two years.