BOSTON -- Joe Rahon went 6 for 6 on 3-point attempts and scored a season-high 24 points to lead all five starters in double figures, carrying Boston College over Dartmouth 79-58 Monday for its fifth straight victory.
Olivier Hanlan had 15 points, Ryan Anderson and Lonnie Jackson 12 and Patrick Heckmann 10 for Boston College (8-5), which opens Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday at home against No. 23 North Carolina State.
Rahon, who also had a team-high five assists, went 5 for 5 on 3-point shots in the opening 10:13 of the second half.
Connor Boehm led the Big Green (2-9) with 16 points and eight rebounds. Dartmouth lost its sixth straight game, all of them on the road.
Boston College, which led by eight at intermission, opened its first double-digit lead when Jackson's 3-pointer from the corner made it 46-35 just over a minute into the second half. Rahon followed with a 3 -- his first of three in the opening 6 minutes of the second half -- on the next possession.
After a pair of baskets by the Big Green, Rahon nailed a 3 from each corner 70 seconds apart, increasing Boston College's lead to 55-39 with 14:06 to play.
Rahon didn't stop there -- he nailed two more 3s just under a minute apart, giving the Eagles a 67-47 lead with 9:47 left.
BC had all of its starters on the bench for the final 3 minutes.
The Eagles led by just one before scoring the final seven points of the first half to take a 41-33 edge into halftime.
It was an up-and-down first half, with neither team playing tight defense and a fairly low number of fouls. The Eagles shot 51.9 percent (14 of 27) in opening half and Dartmouth hit 48 percent (12 of 25).
BC didn't score for nearly 5 minutes at the start of the game before Rahon made a 3 from the left corner, but Dartmouth couldn't take advantage of the Eagles' early drought, scoring only six points itself in that span.
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