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Boston College 86, St. John's 80

Quinten Post, Chas Kelley III lead Boston College men to win over St. John’s

Quinten Post drives to the basket as St. John's Jordan Dingle (left) and Daniss Jenkins defend during the second half of a NABC Brooklyn Showcase game New York.John Jones/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Quinten Post scored 14 points and was one assist shy of a triple-double, Chas Kelley III led a key scoring run, and Boston College defeated St. John’s, 86-80, on Sunday in the NABC Brooklyn Showcase.

Boston College trailed by 4 points with about seven minutes left, then took the lead for good when Kelley made four free throws and a layup in a one-minute stretch. At 3:11, Kelley buried a 3-pointer for a 76-70 lead and St. John’s would get no closer than 5 points the rest of the way.

Boston College led, 38-36, at halftime but a 14-0 St. John’s run in which Joel Soriano scored 8 points had the Red Storm up by 10 early in the second half. There were 11 ties and 11 lead changes in the game, but the Eagles led for the final 6:20.


Post had 11 rebounds and 9 assists to go with his 14 points. Jaeden Zackery and Claudell Harris Jr. scored 14 each, Kelley scored 13 and Donald Hand Jr. added 11 for Boston College (8-3).

Soriano had 21 points and 11 rebounds for St. John’s (6-3) and Chris Ledlum had 16 and 11. Three players scored 10 each.

St. John’s has a home game against Fordham on Saturday. Boston College hosts Lehigh on Dec. 21.