Berkeley College's New Jersey men's basketball team lost their third game in a row following a two-game winning streak when they faced off against Montclair State University last night at the Panzer Athletic Center.

Montclair dominated on the inside and on the fast break to take a commanding 44 to 24 lead at the half and a 54 to 34 edge on the boards for the night. Despite Berkeley's height advantage, the Bulldogs would fail to convert time and time again on the inside and at the free throw line, shooting only 3 for 11 from the line compared to the Red Hawks' 10 for 13. The Red Hawks would cruise to a 80 to 39 win to improve to 3-0 on the season.

The loss drops the Bulldogs record to 2-5. They were led by Jarrel Young who scored 18 points. Berkeley next plays at Drew University on Tuesday, December 1, at 7 P.M.



Berkeley College's New York men's basketball team, facing their stiffest competition of the early season in playing against two Division III teams in the Wyndham Reading Albright Tip-Off Tournament in Reading, PA last weekend, hung tough against their taller and more experienced opponents, but eventually fell in both games to drop their season record to 2-2.

In the opening game against host Albright College, Berkeley closed an early nine point deficit to five when Isaiah Didier (Brooklyn, NY/Sheephead Bay) hit two free throws to make the score 19-14, but then the Knights went into a scoring drought and fell behind by 24 with eight minutes remaining in the first half and would never fully recover. However, Berkeley rebounded nicely in the second half by outscoring Albright 46-35 to make the final score a respectable 88-70 defeat.

The Knights were led by Joshua Witsell (Jericho, NY/Jericho ) with 16 points and Damir Redzepagic (Bronx , NY/Cardinal Spellman) with 15 points. Kaseem Williams (Brooklyn, NY/Boys & Girls) contributed 15 points and four steals off the bench.

In the consolation game against DeSales University , Berkeley gave the nationally-ranked team (#7 in Division III) all they could handle for the first 13 minutes. Trailing 17-6, the Knights went on an 8-0 on consecutive baskets by Joshua Witsell (Jericho, NY/Jericho ), Stanley Hamp (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth ) and Kaseem Williams (Brooklyn, NY/Boys & Girls) to pull within four at 17-14. But that would be as close as Berkeley would get as DeSales would go on a 31-13 run to close out the half en route to a 92-47 victory.

Witsell led the Knights with 15 points while Keith Myrick (Hamden, CT/Hamden ) added 11 points off the bench. Berkeley’s next game will be on Saturday, December 5, at 2 p.m. when they face Borough of Manhattan Community College.



Jarrel Young (Newark Tech/Newark, NJ) was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament.

Young managed 19 points in both games at the tournament while also recording 11 steals. His 38 total points was the most of any player in the tournament.


The Berkeley College New Jersey men's basketball team lost in overtime against Yeshiva University 64 to 63 in the consolation game of the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday.

Down 27 to 24 at halftime, the Bulldogs managed their first lead of the game with 15 minutes remaining in the second half on two free throws by freshman guard Jarrel Young (Newark Tech/Newark, NJ). Yeshiva would answer right back and from that point on the lead would go back and forth until a free throw by Tyron Davis (Eastside/Paterson, NJ) would tie the score with .5 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.

The overtime period mirrored regulation with both teams taking leads. Junior forward Donovan Black (Morristown/Morristown, NJ) would be fouled while taking a three point shot with .5 seconds remaining and his lone miss at the line would be the difference in the final score.

Unlike the Wentworth game the day before, Berkeley dominated the boards against Yeshiva outrebounding the Maccabees 43 to 34. Free throw shooting would continue to plague the Bulldogs as they managed only 57.7% from the line.

Berkeley was led by Young who led all scorers with 19 points and was selected to the All-Tournament Team. Sophore guard Justin Lewandowski (Bordentown Regional/Bordentown, NJ) would also reach double figures with 10 points, including three three-pointers.

Berkeley next plays at Montclair State on Tuesday.


Berkeley College's New Jersey men's basketball team lost the first game in the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday to Wentworth Institute of Technology by a score of 83 to 65.

Despite a well-played game by Berkeley, the Bulldogs had no answer for Wentworth's superior size that resulted in a 50 to 32 disparity in rebounds. Berkeley led by two with 14:57 left to go in the first half when six-foot eleven-inch junior center Sam Herrick entered the game sparking an 11-0 run. Herrick would end up with 13 points and 8 rebounds.

The Bulldogs also couldn't overcome a dreadful performance at the free-throw line making only 18 of 33 attempts.

Berkeley was led by junior forward Donovan Black (Morristown/Morristown, NJ) who led all scorers with 25 points.

The loss dropped the Bulldogs record to 2-3 on the season.



Damir Redzepagic (Cardinal Spellman/Bronx, NY) and Joshua Witsell (Jericho/Jericho, NY) were named Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference for men's basketball.

Damir and Joshua were instrumental in Berkeley's success in winning the HVMAC preseason tournament for the fourth consecutive year.


The College of New Jersey stunned Berkeley College's New Jersey men's basketball team last night in Ewing, NJ.

Berkeley, riding a two-game winning streak, was neck and neck with CNJ for the first eight minutes of the first half before the Lions went on a 20-2 run from which the Bulldogs never recovered. The Lions would cruise the rest of the way to a 96 to 50 win.

Berkeley was led by Devin Bennett with 12 points, the only Bulldog to reach double figures. Prior to last night's game Berkeley was averaging 78 points per game.

Berkeley next plays Wentworth Institute of Technology in the first round of the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament this Saturday at 5:30 P.M. at the Bill Bradley Center at Ramapo.



The Berkeley College New Jersey men's basketball team defeated City College of New York on Sunday to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Berkeley once again got out to an early lead as it has in every game this season and led by ten at halftime, 37 to 27, before City College of New York chipped away in the second half and ended regulation in spectacular fashion by hitting a game tying three pointer with no time left on the clock to send the game into overtime.

Berkeley took over quickly in the overtime period going on a 6-0 run and never looking back with a final score of 89 to 81.

Berkeley was led by freshman guard Jarrel Young with 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists and by junior Donovan Black with 22 points.

Berkeley next competes against the College of New Jersey on Wednesday at 8 P.M. in Ewing, NJ.


Christ Allou and Ignace Fortunat were selected to the 2009 Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference All-Conference men's soccer team after leading Berkeley College to the championship game.

"Christ and Ignace were clearly our best players on the pitch and well deserving of this recognition," said coach Stavros Zomopoulos.

2009 marked Berkeley's second season of varsity competition and the team surprised everyone by carrying a three game win streak at the end of the season to make it to the conference championship before losing to Albany College of Pharmacy 4 to 1.


Berkeley College's New York men's soccer team lost their final game of the season 3 to 1 to Yeshiva University on Sunday.

Berkeley would score first late in the first half, but Yeshiva would answer with a goal of their own less than a minute later to send the two teams tied at one a piece at halftime.

Yeshiva would take over in the second half despite numerous scoring opportunities for Berkeley to defeat Berkeley in the final game of the season two years in a row.

The Knights had their most successful season yet making it all the way to the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference championship game after defeating previously unbeaten Culinary Institute of America in the semifinals and ended up with a 3-3 overall record in the conference.

"It was a step in the right direction, but at the same time we nearly tripled our schedule compared to our first season and certainly increased the level of competition under coach Zomopoulos," said Brian Maher, athletic director for Berkeley College. The team ended up with an overall record of 4-10.



Sophomore defender Dominique Edwards and senior forward Meghan Collister were named to the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference 2009 All-Conference team for women's soccer.

"Dominique was the backbone of our defense and became a leader as well during the course of the season and Meghan was clearly our most potent offensive player all season," commented Berkeley head coach Mark White on their selections.
"Both Dominique and Meghan not only performed well on the field, but were great ambassadors for Berkeley College athletics in general," said Brian Maher, athletic director of Berkeley College. "Their recognition is well-deserved."



The New Jersey men's basketball team lost their first game of the season to Passaic County Community College despite leading at halftime by a score of 41 to 31.

The Panthers stormed back in the second half and tied the game with approximately five minutes remaining before pulling ahead for good for a 74 to 65 win.

Berkeley was led by Eric Granger (West Side/Newark, NJ), who led all scorers with 22 points.

Berkeley bounced back in their second game of the season with a 79 to 75 win over Sussex County Community College. The Bulldogs led by as many as 14 in the second half before a late rally by Sussex closed the gap.

Berkeley was led by Donovan Black (Morristown/Morristown, NJ) with 19 points and Eric Granger with 18 points.

The Bulldogs next play at City College of New York on Sunday at 1 P.M.


The Berkeley College New York men's basketball team won their fourth consecutive Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference preseason tournament by defeating Culinary Institute of America 72 to 64 in the championship game on Saturday.

The Knights led by only two at halftime, 31 to 29, before a late defensive stance with the score tied at 54 forced Culinary into four turnovers resulting in a 15-5 run to give the Knights a 69-59 advantage and putting the game out of reach.

Four Berkeley players finished in double digit scoring. Damir Redzepagic (Cardinal Spellman/Bronx, NY) had a double-double, leading all scorers with 21 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Teammates Keith Myrick (Hamden/Hamden, CT) and Isaiah Didier (Sheepshead Bay/Brooklyn, NY), both instrumental during Berkeley’s late run, scored 17 points and 14 points, respectively, and Joshua Witsell (Jericho/Jericho, NY) added a double-double by scoring 13 points and grabbing a team high 13 rebounds.

Berkeley (2-0) will see its next action on November 20 against Albright College in the Albright College Tournament in Reading , PA.