Freshman guard Jovan Bovell (Jamaica HS/Jamaica, NY) earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference men's basketball championships after scoring 25 and 22 points, respectively, in the semifinals and finals.

Bovell also managed 10 rebounds in the semis and was 6 for 13 from three-point range for the tournament.


The New York men's basketball team earned their fourth Hudson Valley Conference postseason championship on Sunday after defeating archrival St. Joseph's College by a score of 91 to 62 in the championship game. It was the sixth time the two programs had met in the finals with the Knights winning four of the six.

The men defeated Albany Pharmacy in the semifinals by a score 91 to 81 to manage 91 points in both contests.

The Knights were led by forward Jose Stable (EBC High School for Public Service/Brooklyn) with 19 points and 20 rebounds and guard Jovan Bovell (Jamaica/Jamaica) who would earn MVP honors and would lead all scorers with 22 points after dropping 25 in the semifinals. Freshman center Elijah Craig (Seward Park/Brooklyn) would add 22 points and 15 boards in the semis.

The Knights led at the half by eight, 42 to 34, but would go on to hit 5 of 9 from three-point range in the second half and shoot more than 60% for the game to take a commanding lead and cruise to their fourth title. The Knights outrebounded the Bears 50 to 28 to dominate the boards.
The Knights now head to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships in Uniontown, PA.


The New York women's basketball team lost in the semifinals of the Hudson Valley postseason tournament to St. Joseph's College by a score of 61 to 35.

"It was a great first season for us," said head coach Tomlinson following the game. "We learned a great deal about the conference and about ourselves and we are confident that we will do even better next season."

The team was led by freshman guard Davene Willis (East New York Family Academy/Brooklyn) with 10 points and 13 rebounds and freshman center Rahinet Koti (Walton/Bronx) with nine points and 11 rebounds.



The New York women's basketball team accomplished something no other basketball or soccer program has ever done in Berkeley College history Monday night and that was to lead a member of the powerful NJAC Conference at halftime. The Knights played inspired basketball to enter the half with a 22 to 21 lead over NJCU. It was the latest in a series of firsts for the first-year program.

Berkeley was led by 6-foot-2 freshman center Rahinet Koti (Bronx, NY/Walton), who finished with 15 rebounds (10 defensive), seven points, six blocks and two steals in 35 minutes before fouling out. She had nine rebounds in the first half.

Also for the Knights, sophomore guard Olivia Byfield (Queens, NY/Washington Irving) tallied 14 points and nine rebounds (eight defensive), with eight points and six rebounds in the first half. Freshman guard Linda Staples (Plainfield, NJ/Plainfield) added 12 points (5-14 FG, 2-5 3FG), collecting eight points and five caroms in the opening half.

Berkeley scored 11 of the final 15 points of the first half to claim its first lead of the game with 1:21 remaining and led at the break, 22-21.

Staples jumper at 18:39 of the second half gave BC a three-point lead (24-21) before NJCU scored seven straight for a 28-24 lead. With NJCU ahead 28-26 with 15:35 remaining, the Knights amassed a 12-3 run to build a double-digit, 40-29 lead. Back-to-back baskets by Clark capped the run. Berkeley could not draw closer than nine the remainder of the game with the final score NJCU 60, Berkeley 47.


For the first time in program history, the New York men's basketball team has gone undefeated in Hudson Valley Conference play to secure the regular season conference championship.

The Knights went 6-0 in conference play and secured the #1 seed in the upcoming conference postseason. The Knights defeated Vaughn College and Sarah Lawrence College this past weekend to complete the undefeated conference regular season while also recording their eighth and ninth consecutive victories, the longest win streak in program history.

The team is currently the 4th ranked team in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.



In yet another historic first for Berkeley College athletics, the New York women's soccer team officially began competing as a program in the Urban Soccer League indoor league in January.

The women are already off to a strong start, winning their first game in program history last Sunday by a score of 4-1.

In their first game the Knights tied 4-4 before losing their next two 9-4 and 8-4. The team is currently 1-2-1.

The Knights will compete as a varsity, intercollegiate program this upcoming Fall as a member of the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference.


The New Jersey men's basketball team lost a tight game against Lehman College last night by a score of 74-65.

The came was close throughout with the Knights down by five at the half, 42-37. The most either team led was by ten with Lehman reaching that mark with eleven minutes remaining in the game 59-49. The Knights would respond with an 8-0 run to pull within two, but would get no closer.

The Knights were led by sophomore guard Gary Williams, Jr. with 21 points. Freshman forward Andrew Webber led the team with 7 rebounds and junior Andre Javis and freshman Donovan Wrice each had 2 blocks.

The loss dropped the Knights to 2-11 on the season. They next play at Valley Forge Military College this Friday at 6 P.M.