The New York women's basketball team lost a close decision to perennial powerhouse Briarcliffe College by a score of 77 to 63 to fall to 2-3 on the season. The women are next in action this Thursday against the College of Saint Elizabeth at 7 P.M.


Sophomore forward Jose Stable (EBC High School/Brooklyn, NY) posted a game-high 28 points and 16 rebounds to power Berkeley College (NY) to an 89-73 victory over SUNY Cobleskill in the consolation game of the Hamilton College Thanksgiving Tournament to improve to 4-3 on the season.

Stable was 11 of 15 from the floor, and led the Knights with seven assists and was also named to the All-Tournament Team. Junior guard Kaseem Williams ( Boys & Girls/Brooklyn , NY ) chipped in 22 points and seven boards, and sophomore guard Jovan Bovell (Jamaica/Jamaica, NY) added 15 points and five assists. Sophomore center Elijah Craig (Seward Park/Brooklyn, NY) pulled down 13 rebounds.

The Knights shot 57 percent from the floor, and outrebounded the Fighting Tigers 46-20.

In the opening game, host Hamilton College defeated the Knights 86-55. There were three ties and eight lead changes through the first 14 minutes, 39 seconds as the Knights hung in with the Continentals, but a 15-3 run in the final 4:34 of the first half would lead Hamilton into the break up by 12 at 35-23. Hamilton opened the second half with a 27-6 run to put the game out reach.

Berkeley would get no closer than 22 the rest of the way. Stable paced the Knights with a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds to go along with a team-high three assists while Williams added 15 points and a game-high three steals.



Despite putting a scare into the Red Hawks in the first half that saw Montclair clinging to a slim 24 to 18 lead heading into halftime, the New Jersey men's basketball team could not maintain the momentum in the second half, falling to Montclair by a score of 77-53 to fall to 1-5 on the season.

Berkeley would open the second half with a basket to cut the lead to 24-20, but that would be as close as the Knights would come the rest of the way. The Red Hawks would go on a 26-6 run that would seal the win.

Sophomore center Terah Mingo (Newark, N.J./Kearney Christian Academy) led Berkeley with 16 points and six rebounds.

The Knights next compete in the Rowan University Tournament on December 9 and 10.



Berkeley College New York forward, Taisha Sherman, has been selected as the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Week for the week of November 22.

The junior from New York, NY averaged 21.5 points and eight rebounds at the UMass-Boston Tournament.


Berkeley College New York sophomore forward Jose Stable has been named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week for the week of November 22.

Jose had three outstanding games during the week combining for a total of 67 points and 24 rebounds. He shot 64% from the field and a perfect 16-16 from the free throw line. He was selected for the All-Tournament team at the New England College Tip-Off Tournament where the Knights went 1-1.



The New Jersey men's basketball team quickly lost all the momentum they gained by beating Southern Maine CC by losing both games at the New Hampshire Technical Institute Tip-Off Tournament.

The Knights led throughout most of the game versus Dean College in the first game of the tournament before losing the lead in the final four minutes. Dean pulled away with a 79 to 71 win.

The consolation game would go even worse for the Knights, as they fell to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences by a score of 78 to 69 to fall to 1-4 on the season. The Knights now square off against Montclair State University on Tuesday, November 22, at 6 P.M.


The New York men's basketball team will be competing this weekend at the Hamilton College Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday, November 26 at 7 P.M. against host Hamilton College. Berkeley will face either Cobleskill or Farmingdale State the following day, Sunday, November 27 either at 1 P.M. or 3 P.M.

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The New York women's basketball team lost 74-40 to UMass Boston in the first round of the 2011 UMass Boston Women’s Basketball Tip-Off tournament. As a team, UMass shot 48.5% on 33-of-68 shooting, while the defense held the Knights to just 13-of-65 shooting (20%). The Knights were led by junior forward Taisha Sherman (Vanguard/New York, NY) who scored 21 of the team’s 40 points. She was 7-of-26 from the field, which included the team’s only 3-pointer and six of their 13 made free throws. On the glass she pulled down nine boards, while fellow junior forward Kyscharece Young (St. Michael's Academy/Brooklyn, NY) recorded a game-high 10 rebounds. The Knights were outrebounded 52 to 38.

In the consolation game, the Knights would fall in an early hole they couldn't get out of, eventually falling to the College of Staten Island by a score of 72 to 56. The Knights would find themselves in a 14 point deficit at halftime, down 41 to 27. Berkeley would play much better in the second half, only being outscored by two for the half, 31 to 29.

Sherman would lead the Knights again with 22 points while also adding seven rebounds and four assists. Freshman guard Janay Thomas (Longwood/Queens, NY) would add 11 points and six rebounds and junior guard Aiyesha Brown (John Adams/Queens, NY) would chip in with nine rebounds.

The losses drop the Knights to 2-2 on the season. They return to action when they face perennial USCAA powerhouse Briarcliffe College on Saturday, November 27 at 1 P.M. on the road.


The New York men's basketball team lost the first game of the New England College Tip-Off Tournament at Henniker, New Hampshire, falling to Lesley University by a score of 70 to 67. Lesley overcame a 39-31 hafltime deficit and outscored the Knights by 11 in the second half, much like Lehman College did earlier in the week when the Lightning overcame a 17-point deficit to the Knights. Sophomore forward Jose Stable (EBC for Public Service/Brooklyn, NY) and junior guard Kaseem Williams (Boys and Girls/Brooklyn, NY) led all players with 19 points each for the Knights, which lost in spite of controlling the boards 37-29.

In the consolation game, the Knights would build an early 12 point lead and never look back beating the New England College Pilgrims 96-72. With the win Berkeley improves to 3-2 overall, while NEC is still in search of their first win of the season falling to 0-3 overall. Leading the way for Berkeley once again was Stable, who led all scorers with 27 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists. Williams chipped in 20 points and seven rebounds and sophomore center Elijah Craig (Seward Park/Brooklyn, NY) added 17 points, seven rebounds, and six blocks for the Knights.

The Knights improve to 3-2 on the season. They head to the Hamilton College Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27.



The New York women's basketball team exacted some revenge last night, defeating United States Merchant Marine Academy by a score of 49 to 44 to improve to 2-0 on the season. Last season the Knights lost to USMMA by a score of 71 to 47.

Inside and out, Berkeley women’s basketball is proving to be difficult to beat at the start of the 2011-2012 season. USMMA threw just about everything they had at Berkeley, but junior forward Taisha Sherman (Vanguard/New York, NY) was just too much.

Sherman sparked the Knights (2-0) with 24 points on 8-for-18 shooting from the field while sinking 8 of 12 shots from the foul line. Freshman guard Janay Thomas (Longwood/Queens, NY)and junior guard Oliva Byfield (Washington Irving/Queens, NY) contributed eight points apiece. Sophomore center Rahinet Koti (Walton/Bronx, NY) was a force to be reckoned with on the inside, grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking three shots.

The game was a back-and-forth affair in the opening half. The Knights took the lead for good at 13-12 on Toliglhia Archer basket with 4:59 left in the first half, although the Merchant Marines kept within striking distance. The Mariners trailed for the entire second half, but came within 33-32 on a basket with 10:46 remaining in the game. But the Knights went on a 12-5 run to extend their lead to 45-37 with 4:52 left.

The Merchant Marines rallied back on a 7-2 spurt of their own, pulling within 47-44 with 11 seconds remaining before Sherman sank two free throws to ice the game.

Berkeley will be back in action on November 18th against Umass-Boston in the Umass Tip-Off Classic.



The Berkeley College New York men’s basketball team held the lead against the Lehman College Lightning for the entire game - except the final 4.6 seconds as the Lightning hit two free throws to stun the Knights 72-71 in a non-conference matchup held at John Jay College.

Berkeley (2-1, 0-0) quickly established itself in the opening minutes by scoring the first ten points of the contest, six of those points coming from three jumpers by center Elijah Craig (Seward Park/Brooklyn, NY). The Lightning (1-0, 0-0) would recover to pull within three, yet Berkeley continued to maintain their lead. With a 29-19 edge with 6:33 to play in the first half, Kaseem Williams (Boys and Girls/Brooklyn, NY) hit a three from the corner, and two buckets from Craig and Jose Stable (EBC HS for Public Service/Brooklyn, NY) ended a 7-0 run to increase the Berkeley lead to 17 at 36-19. The Lightning closed out the half on a 12-5 run to cut the lead to 10 at halftime 41-31.

The Knights would continue to lead the entire second half, but Lehman slowly and steadily crawled back into the game until the final dramatic closing seconds. With Berkeley clinging to a one-point lead, 71-70, with 6.4 seconds remaining, Lehman forced a turnover from the inbound play and converted two free throws on the other end to take their first lead of the game 72-71. A last second three-pointer fell short at the buzzer as the Knights were handed in crushing fashion their first loss after opening the season with two straight wins.

Stable led the Knights with 21 points while Craig added 13 points and pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds while sophomore Jovan Bovell (Jamaica/Jamaica, NY) chipped in 12 points for their efforts in the defeat.

Berkeley looks to rebound itself this Friday, November 18th, at 7PM against Lesley University (Mass) in the second game of the New England College Tournament. The Knights will face either host New England College or SUNY-Canton on Saturday, November 19th. Both games can be followed live online by clicking on the link http://www.sidearmstats.com/necnh/mbball



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The New York men's soccer team defeated Yeshiva University on Sunday by a score of 8 to 1 to end the season at 10-9-2, their second straight season with a better than .500 record.

The Knights got on the board early with freshman midfielder Dare Aniyikaye scoring with only 2:44 into the game. It was a lead the Knights would not relinquish, with quick scores from junior forward Guillermo Moscoso, sophomore defender Ulises Bravo, senior midfielder Patrik Lundberg, and a second goal by Aniyikaye to give the Knights a commanding 5-0 halftime lead.

Sophomore midfielder Daisei Hiwaki would extend the lead to six with a goal seven minutes into the second half, followed by a goal from junior midfielder Claes Magnusson before Yeshiva responded with a goal of its own to make it 7-1.

Junior defender and captain, Yhonnier Montoya, would complete the scoring. Hiwaki would finish the game with a goal and six assists.


The Berkeley College New York women’s basketball team opened the 2011-2012 season on a positive note with a hard earned 51-44 victory over host Manhattan Community College in the season opener for both teams.

The first half began as a low scoring affair with both teams struggling to find their offense. Then with 5:40 remaining in the half with Berkeley up by a single basket at 12-10, the Knights (1-0, 0-0) would close out the half on a 12-4 run. Junior forward/center Janay Collins (Bronx Guild/Bronx, NY) led the charge with 8 of the 12 points as Berkeley took a 24-14 lead into halftime.

The Knights would expand their lead in the second half by using their full court press to harrass the Lady Panthers (0-1, 0-0) causing numerous turnovers. Junior guard Savasia Caraballo (John F. Kennedy/Bronx, NY) contributed 4 free throws and 2 steals during a 12-6 run to increase the Berkeley lead to sixteen at 36-20. The Knights would maintain their double-digit lead for most of the remaining second half until a late Panther run would reduce the final margin to 7. Collins led all scorers with 23 points.

The Knights' next game will be Wednesday, November 16, at 7 P.M. against the United States Merchant Marine Academy.



The New Jersey men's basketball team split two games at the USCAA Tip-Off Tournament at Southern Maine Community College this past weekend.

The Knights lost the first game to Central Maine Community College by a score of 74 to 68. The Knights led 36 to 35 at halftime before poor foul shooting plagued them for the second game in a row, shooting only 57% for the game.

The Knights were led by sophomore forward Andrew Webber (Thomas Worthington/Columbus, OH) with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Freshman forward Davonn Boyd (Kearny Christian Academy/Newark, NJ) and sophomore center Terah Mingo (Kearny Christian Academy/Newark, NJ) both scored 12 points, respectively.

The Knights would secure their first win of the season the next day against Southern Maine by a score of 69 to 64 to improve their record to 1-2 on the season.

The Knights managed to put four players in double figures with Webber once again leading all scorers with 16 points and 8 rebounds.

The Knights now travel to New Hampshire for their second straight tournament of the season.



The All-Tournament Team for the 2nd Annual Berkeley College Invitational was announced following the conclusion of the championship game between Berkeley College and Vaughn College.

All-Tournament Team:

Dustin Sodano (The New School)

Keith Lindberg (Pratt Institute)

Jihad Ceasar (Vaughn College)

Kaseem Williams (Berkeley College)

Elijah Craig (Berkeley College)

Jose Stable (Most Outstanding Player - Berkeley College)


The New York men's basketball team won their 2nd Annual Berkeley College Invitational, defeating Vaughn College for the second straight year in the championship game.

The Vaughn College Warriors put a scare into the Knights in the first half trailing by only eight points going into halftime, 34 to 26. The Knights, however, would respond with a tough full court press and take advantage of their speed and length to outscore the Warriors by 30 points in the second half.

The Knights were led by All-American forward Jose Stable (EBC for Public Service/Brooklyn, NY), who scored 22 points while adding 7 assists to lead the team in both categories. Fellow All-American center Elijah Craig (Seward Park/Brooklyn, NY) would add 20 points while grabbing a game high 18 rebounds and adding 6 blocks and sophomore shooting guard Jovan Bovell (Jamaica/Jamaica, NY) would catch on fire in the second half by hitting four consecutive three point shots to push the lead for the Knights.

The Knights would shoot 50% from the field for the game while dominating on the boards 45 to 27 over the Warriors.

The win puts the Knights record to 2-0 on the season. They face Lehman College on November 15 at 5 P.M.



The New York men's basketball team defeated The New School today by a score of 95 to 46 in the first round of the 2nd Annual Berkeley College Invitational.

The Knights started off slowly before their full court press turned the tide midway through the first period, giving the Knights a 41 to 21 lead heading into halftime.

The Knights were led by All-American sophomore forward Jose Stable (EBC for Public Service/Brooklyn, NY) who led all scorers with 25 points while adding 9 rebounds in 31 minutes. Freshman forward Danzel Whyte (Teachers Preparatory/Brooklyn, NY) made his presence known with 17 points and a game high 13 rebounds in only 22 minutes. Junior guard Kaseem Williams (Boys and Girls/Brooklyn, NY) added 15 points and 5 steals.

New School was led by freshman guard Dustin Sodano with 19 points and 5 assists.

For the game the Knights shot 63% from the floor compared to New School's 31%.

Berkeley will compete against Vaughn College in a repeat of last year's championship game at 2 P.M. Vaughn defeated Pratt Institute 71 to 49 in the first game. Pratt will compete against The New School in the consolation game at noon.



The United States Collegiate Athletic Association announced its list of All-Americans today for soccer and five Berkeley College athletes were listed among them.

Freshman forward David Mugenga was named Honorable Mention All-American for his team-leading 17 goals, putting him among the national leaders. Four additional Knights were named to the National Academic All-American team for their exemplary academic achievement. They are junior midfielder Claes Magnusson, junior defender and captain Yhonnier Montoya, sophomore midfielder Joel Yawili, and sophomore defender Paul Logan.



The New Jersey men's basketball team held their first home game in program history on Tuesday, welcoming USCAA rival Central Penn College to the Fleischer Center on the campus of NJIT.

Central Penn came into the game defending an impressive 18-9 record in 2010 and the game was tightly contested throughout the first half, with Central Penn taking a 40 to 35 lead into the locker rooms.

Poor foul shooting would doom the Knights in the second half as they failed to capitalize on early foul troubles for Penn, shooting just 47.2% for the game, 17 for 36. Penn would push out to a commanding 15 point lead before the Knights would cut it back down to 9 midway through the second half. Penn, however, would capitalize where the Knights couldn't, at the free throw line, shooting an impressive 80.6% from the line in the second half converting 25 of 31 free throw attempts to secure the win, 93 to 77.

The Knights were led by center Terah Mingo (Kearny Christian/Newark, NJ) with 20 points and 4 rebounds and forward Davonn Boyd (Kearny Christian/Newark, NJ) with 11 points.

The Knights now head to Southern Maine for the weekend for the first USCAA Invitational Tip Off Tournament held by Southern Maine CC.


The New York men's soccer team lost to the Culinary Institute of America in the Hudson Valley Conference semifinals 2 to 0 last night as they failed to defend their 2010 HVMAC Championship.

The loss dropped the Knights to 9-9-2 on the season with one game remaining against Yeshiva University on Sunday, November 13.

Culinary will face Albany College of Pharmacy in the finals at Culinary this Saturday.