NEW YORK WINS INVITATIONAL
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.