A first half of porous defense that saw the Drew University Rangers shoot 73% from the field doomed the Berkeley College Bulldogs as they fell behind by 19 at halftime, 47 to 26.

The deficit was too much to overcome, even though the Bulldogs quickly cut the lead to nine points within just the first four minutes of the second half and had it down to eight with less than eight minutes to play.

A couple of timely three point buckets by Drew put the game out of reach as the Rangers pulled away by a final score of 72 to 58.

The Bulldogs were led by freshman Anthony Crawford, who netted 13 points in only his second game of the season after scoring 12 against Army three nights earlier. Fellow freshmen Kurtis Rivera added 11 points and Savereo Jackson 10 with a team high eight rebounds.

The Bulldogs dominated on the boards for only the second time all season, leading 34 to 23 in rebounds with 11 offensive rebounds, but paid the price for 19 costly turnovers that oftentimes destroyed any momentum they were able to generate.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 1-12 on the season. The Bulldogs next play at Union County College on January 13 at 7 P.M.