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.