The Berkeley College men’s basketball team kept the game close until the last few minutes before falling to Rutgers-Camden 76-52.

Rutgers-Camden improves to 5-9 with its first victory since a 96-72 home win over St. Joseph’s College-Brooklyn on Dec. 7 while Berkeley falls to 3-12 on the season. The Bulldogs are now 0-5 against teams from the New Jersey Athletic Conference, having lost to The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, Rowan University and Rutgers-Newark prior to their loss to Rutgers-Camden.

The teams traded leads three times in the early going until the Raptors took the lead for good, 16-15, on a three-pointer by junior guard Shawn Greene (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) with 9:54 remaining in the half. That field goal helped the Raptors to a 27-12 run to close out the half and head into the break with a 40-27 lead. Berkeley College forward Donovan Black (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) had 12 first-half points. Guard Justin Lewandowski (Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown Regional) added eight.

The Raptors held a 49-32 advantage off the boards. Rutgers-Camden shot 27-for-64 (42.2 percent) from the floor, while Berkeley shot 18-for-53 (34.0). Black led Berkeley with 22 points and forward Andre Javis (Hillside, NJ/Union) added a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. Teammate Justin Lewandowski (Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown Regional) added 16 points.

Berkeley returns to action Friday with a 6 p.m. game at York (NY) College.