The Berkeley College women's basketball team lost by one point to #2 ranked Apprentice School tonight by a score of 59-58 at Baruch College.
The Knights had the ball with just less than 30 seconds remaining in the game with an opportunity to make the final bucket for the upset, but failed on multiple chances to secure the win in the closing seconds.
The game was close throughout, with eight ties and eight lead changes. Apprentice would finish the first half up four, 31-27. The game would remain close for most of the second half until the Knights would go on a 12-2 run to take a 49 to 43 lead with nine minutes remaining in the game. The Builders, however, would answer right back and neither team would have more than a three point lead for the rest of the game.
The Knights were led by junior guard Rachel Thomas (Murry Bergtraum/Brooklyn, NY) with 17 points in 25 minutes of play. Junior forward Janay Collins (The Bronx Guild/Bronx, NY) would join her in double figures with 12 points in only 19 minutes of play.
The Knights would outrebound the Builders 47 to 29 and would outshoot them 42.6% to 34.4%, but the Builders would go 6 for 16 from three point range to the Knights 2 for 7.
The loss drops the Knights to 12-10 on the season while the Builders improve to 21-2. The Knights face Yeshiva University on Tuesday at Hostos Community College at 8 P.M. to finish off their regular season and their final conference game.