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.