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.