For the third time in the last four years, the Berkeley College Knights have won the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference basketball championship.

After defeating Albany College of Pharmacy in the semifinals by a score of 83 to 58, the hot shooting Knights took an early 16 to 9 lead against the number one seeded St. Joseph's College Bears.

The Bears crawled back and weathered the storm to be behind by only two at halftime, 33 to 31. Following halftime the Bears took a four point lead before the Knights' senior guards, Jonathan Pena and James Dorismond, almost single handedly took the game over and led the Knights on a 14-0 run to take a 47 to 37 lead with less than 15 minutes left in the game.

The Knights would lead the rest of the way for a 75 to 71 victory behind Pena's 27 points and Dorismond's 22 points. Pena was named Most Valuable Player for the Championship.

The graduating senior class of Pena, Dorismond, Moyram Espino, and Willie Bowman III graduate with three HVMAC championships in four years. The Knights final game of the season will be on Saturday, February 28, at 1 P.M. at Borough of Manhattan Community College in the annual Berkeley Cup game against the New Jersey Berkeley College men's basketball team.