ANAHEIM -- Nate Kratch scored 12 points to go with 10 rebounds and Kai Healy finished with 14 points to lead Santa Clara to its first victory of the season with a 62-45 win over Boston College that captured seventh place at the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy on Sunday.
Kratch shot 6 for 7 from the field and has recorded double-digit rebound totals in three of the last four games. Healy was 4 of 8 from the field and had seven rebounds.
Neither team was able to create separation until Santa Clara (1-7) made a late first half charge. With the score tied at 21 and 5:58 to play in the half, the Broncos went on a 12-0 run to take a 33-21 lead into the break. The Broncos protected their double-digit advantage throughout the second half.
The Broncos got a big lift from 6-11 freshman forward Henrik Jadersten down the stretch in the first half. The Stockholm, Sweden native drilled back-to-back 3-pointers and added a pair of free throws propelling Santa Clara to a double-digit lead.
Jared Brownridge, who scored 63 points in the first two games of the tournament for the Broncos, was ice cold from the field. The junior guard made just 4 of 15 shots in the game and finished with 9 points.
Boston College misfired on their final 11 possessions of the first half, shot just 21 percent and missed 13 of 16 shots beyond the arc. The Eagles did not score in the final 5:58 of the half and were outrebounded 23-19 in the opening 20 minutes.
Healy led the Broncos with 10 points in the first half and Jadersten added 8.
In the second half, the Broncos extended their lead to as many as 25 points and were never threatened.
Boston College: The Eagles lost games one and two in the tournament to Michigan State and UC Irvine.
Santa Clara: The Broncos lost their first two games of the tournament to Arizona and Evansville.
LIGHTING IT UP
Broncos guard Jared Brownridge's 44 points against Arizona on Thanksgiving is the highest single game point total by a player this season in the NCAA. It was Brownridge's fourth time in his career that he scored 30 or more points in a game. His previous high was 38 points against Pepperdine on March 1, 2014.
YOUNGSTERS LEADING THE WAY
Ten of the 15 players on Boston College's roster are freshmen and have accounted for 62 percent of the Eagles scoring thus far.
MIXING IT UP
Entering Sunday's game the Broncos have used 5 different starting lineups.
LONG TIME NO SEE
Sunday's contest was only the second time the two schools have met. The Eagles won the first meeting in December of 1991.
Boston College will host Penn State on Wednesday.
Santa Clara plays San Jose State next Saturday at home.