The New York women's basketball team made history Saturday night when they defeated Nashua Community College by a score of 48 to 44 for the first win in the program's history in their first intercollegiate season at the New Hampshire Technical Institute Tip-Off Tournament. The Knights face host NHTI Lynx in the championship game on Sunday.
The win improved the team's record to 1-3 after losses to perennial powerhouses Briarcliffe College, Sullivan County Community College, and Sussex County College.
The New York men's basketball team lost back-to-back down-to-the-wire games at the 2010 Eastern Connecticut Tip-Off Tournament.
Eastern Connecticut led by as many as 18 late in the first half Friday and by 14 with eight minutes left in the game before the Berkeley Knights closed the gap to five with just over a minute left. Eastern missed ten of 29 free throws in the game but were 9-for-10 from the stripe inside the final minute to hold off the surging Knights.
Berkeley got a game-high 18 points from freshman Jose Stable and a game-high 14 rebounds from sophomore Damir Redzepagic.
In the consolation game, Berkeley lost to Emerson College by a score of 68 to 63 despite outrebounding Emerson 45-17. The Lions forced 28 turnovers, however and connected on 54.2 percent of their second-half shots. Jose Stable dominated play in the tournament for Berkeley with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman center Elijah Craig had a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds against Emerson, sinking nine of 11 field goals. The losses drop Berkeley to 3-3 on the season.
The Berkeley College New York men's basketball team lost the first game of the Borough of Manhattan Community College tournament to Bergen Community College by a score of 86 to 81 before rebounding to defeat the host by a score of 81 to 62 to improve to 3-1 on the season.
Sophomore Damir Redzepagic (Cardinal Spellman/Bronx, NY) led all scorers with 20 points in the opening round loss to Bergen while also grabbing 11 rebounds.
Freshman Jose Stable (EBC HS for Public Service/Brooklyn, NY) dominated the action in the game against Borough of Manhattan by leading all scorers with 32 points.
The Knights next compete at the Eastern Connecticut Tournament with Emerson College and SUNY Purchase.
The Berkeley College New York men's soccer team capped off their most successful season to date with a 3-0 victory over Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference Championship game.
In only their third season of intercollegiate play, the team compiled a 12-6 record with historic wins over Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, and City College of New York to name a few. The team finished the regular season with a 5-1 conference record, their only loss coming to Albany earlier in the year.
Christ Assou, Dela Wornawovor, and Philip Kim scored the goals while goalkeeper Lauga Oskarsdottir not only picked up another shutout on the season, but secured the Tournament Most Valuable Player award.
The team still has one game left on the schedule, a match against Yeshiva University on Sunday, November 14 at 8 P.M. at Tibbetts Brook Park.
Freshmen forward Jose Stable (EBC High School for Public Service/Brooklyn, NY) was named Most Outstanding Player for the Berkeley College Invitational leading Berkeley to wins over Pratt Institute and Vaughn College with 16 points and 20 points, respectively, in the two games.
The Berkeley Knights began their 2010-2011 season on a positive note with two strong victories in winning the inaugural Berkeley College Invitational men's basketball tournament.
In the opening game the Knights overpowered Pratt Institute 100-31 with five players finishing in double figures. Freshmen forward Jose Stable (EBC High School for Public Service/Brooklyn, NY) led all scorers with 16 points with freshmen center Elijah Craig (Seward Park/Brooklyn, NY) posting a double-double with 14 points, a team-high 13 rebounds, and three blocked shots.
In the championship game against Vaughn College (1-1), Berkeley (2-0) broke open a close game by going on a 17-5 run to close out the first half and led 49-31 at halftime. Freshman guard Jovan Bovell (Jamaica/Jamaica, NY) provided the spark off the bench with eight points and two steals. Bovell and Stable finished with 20 points each while sophomore guard Kaseem Williams (Boys & Girls/Brooklyn, NY) added 16 points. The final score for the game was Berkeley 93 and Vaughn College 72.
Two Knights earned all-tournament honors: Stable was named Most Outstanding Player and junior guard Isaiah Didier (Sheepshead Bay/Brooklyn, NY) was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Berkeley's next games will be this upcoming weekend at the Borough of Manhattan Community College Tournament. Saturday, November 13, the Knights will face junior college powerhouse Bergen Community College at 12:30PM and on Sunday, November 14, will face host BMCC at 2:30PM. All games will be played at Borough of Manhattan Community College.