The Berkeley College Knights split a doubleheader against the St. Joseph's College Bears on Saturday with the men winning the opening game before the women fell in the night cap.

Both games were extremely close despite large leads being held by both Knights squads in the second half.

The men led by as many as 20 points in the second half and by 14 with only four minutes remaining before the Bears went on a 13-2 run to close the gap to three, 83-80. The Knights, however, would clamp down and hold the Bears without a field goal for the remainder of the game while taking advantage of a turnover for a breakaway slam dunk to seal the win.

The men were led by All-Americans Jose Stable (EBC for Public Service/Brooklyn, NY) and Elijah Craig (Seward Park/Brookyn, NY), who led the Knights with 26 points and 11 rebounds and 18 points and 14 rebounds, respectively. Craig also added 4 blocks. The win improved the Knights' record to 11-7 on the season and 3-0 in the Conference.

The women got off to a slow start but still led 9-2 early in a game of runs. They would go into the half up 35-34 despite multiple players being in foul trouble early. They would extend their lead to seven early in the second half before a 19-5 run by the Bears put them down seven themselves. Another run by Berkeley would tie the game at 58 and the game would remain close until the final minute before the Bears would pull away for a 76-68 win.

The Bears would enjoy an enormous advantage at the free throw line that would mean the difference in the game shooting 46 free throws to Berkeley's 15. The Bears would convert 30 to the Knights 10 for a 20 point differential. The Knights were led by junior forward Janay Collins (The Bronx Guild/Bronx, NY) with 20 points and 15 rebounds and junior forward Taisha Sherman (Vanguard/New York, NY) with 17 points and six assists.

The loss dropped the Knights record to 11-7 and 2-1 in the Conference.

Both teams play another doubleheader next Saturday at Albany Pharmacy with the women at 1 P.M. and the men at 3 P.M.