The Berkeley College New York City men's basketball team overcame an early first half deficit to earn their first regular season victory in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference by a score of 83-73 over Albany College of Pharmacy, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Trailing 17-10 with 13:33 remaining in the first half, the Knights (3-2 overall, 1-0 HVMAC) went on a decisive 21-3 run over the next eight minutes to pull out to a 31-20 lead. Forward Moyram Espino (Forest Hills/Hillcrest) led the way with three buckets and four free throws for 10 points, while the Knights' defense stepped up to force seven Panther turnovers during the span.

The Panthers (0-8 overall, 0-1 HVMAC) kept the game close and trailed by only seven points 45-38 with 17:49 remaining in the second half until the Knights went on another decisive 15-6 run to push their lead to double digits.

Guard James Dorismond (Bronx/Bread & Roses) scored six of his team-high 22 points and forward Willie Bowman (Bronx/Msgr. Scanlan) added four points to help Berkeley take a commanding 60-44 lead.

Four other Berkeley Knights finished in double-figure scoring. Bowman scored a double-double for the game, with 18 points and a team-leading 10 rebounds, while Espino scored 16 points, guard Jonathan Pena (Brooklyn/Park West) dropped in 11 points, and guard Jonathan Dorismond (New York/Bread & Roses) came off the bench and added 10 points.

Berkeley's next two games will be played this upcoming weekend against HVMAC rivals. Saturday, December 13, the Knights will face Vaughn College of Aeronautics on the campus of Borough of Manhattan Community College, and Sunday, December 14, they will travel to Hyde Park, New York to face the Culinary Institute of America. Both games will begin at 1 P.M.