The Berkeley College men's basketball team won its second game in a row by defeating Albany College of Pharmacy 95-80 in an offensively-driven matchup at the Albert White Gym in Albany.

Five Knights finished in double-digit scoring with guard Kaseem Williams (Boys & Girls HS/Brooklyn, NY) leading all scorers with 21 points and center Joshua Witsell (Jericho HS/Jericho, NY) following with 20 points.

Albany jumped out to an early 10-3 lead with 16:33 to play before Berkeley quickly got back into the game. A layup by Witsell gave the Knights their first lead at 15-14 with 11:35 to go in the first half. A layup by Williams and two field goals by guard Stanley Hamp (Nazareth HS/Brooklyn, NY) expanded the lead to seven at 21-14 and closed out a 8-0 run. Albany closed the lead to four at 36-32 with 3:55 remaining when Berkeley went on another 14-2 run to close out the first half.

Guard Jonathan Dorismond (Bread & Roses HS/New York, NY) hit two 3-point jumpers to lead the charge and stake Berkeley to a 50-34 lead at halftime. The Knights shot 53% from the field in the first half, their best shooting percentage of the season.

Berkeley's hot shooting and relentless defense continued into the second half. Berkeley upped its lead to 22 points at 72-50 with 10:52 to play on a layup by guard Isaiah Didier (Sheepshead Bay HS/Brooklyn, NY) and Albany would get no closer than 11 points the rest of the way. Berkeley shot 54% from the field overall while the defense generated 15 steals and forced 18 Albany turnovers.

Dorismond and Hamp each added 13 points while guard Damir Redzapagic (Cardinal Spellman HS/Bronx, NY) added 10 points and pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds in registering his third double-double of the season. Guard Ben Sheppard led Albany with 24 points. With the win, Berkeley improved to 4-7 overall and 1-2 in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference. The Panthers fell to 3-7 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

Berkeley's next game will be on Saturday, January 23rd at 4:00PM against conference archrival St. Joseph's College at Borough of Manhattan Community College.