Syracuse snaps skid, extends dominance over BC

Jesse Edwards scored a career-high 27 points and added seven rebounds as Syracuse beat host Boston College 77-68 in Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference action at Chestnut Hill, Mass.Joseph Girard III added 18 points, six rebounds and four assists. Freshman Judah Mintz had 15 points and five assists for Syracuse (14-10, 7-6 ACC), which snapped a three-game skid with its 10th straight win over BC.Syracuse trailed 59-56 with 8:33 left before rattling off its second 10-0 run of the second half. Mintz drove and handed off to Edwards for a dunk to begin the spurt that finished with the Orange leading 66-59.Quinten Post led Boston College (11-13, 5-8) with 18 points. Jaeden Zackery (14 points) and Makai Ashton-Langford (11) each added five assists while Prince Aligbe had eight rebounds.After Post’s layup stopped the late Orange run with 4:24 left, Mintz hit a baseline jumper and Edwards finished another dunk to punctuate his 14-point second half.The Orange finished 21 of 24 at the free-throw line compared to BC’s 3 of 4.Neither side led by more than a basket until Syracuse took a 16-12 advantage after Mintz knocked down a jumper and Girard two free throws with 12:32 left before halftime.