The Berkeley College New Jersey men’s basketball team lost a key Atlantic States Athletic Conference game to Central Penn College in overtime by a score of 94-93. The loss dropped the Knights to 2-1 on the season while Central Penn College improves to 2-0.
The pace of the game would be decided on the tip as both teams pushed the ball on the fast break several times trading baskets in the early going. From then on, it was a game of runs. With the game tied 13-13, the Knights went on an 8-0 run, sparked by Darryl Robinson (Franklin/Somerset, NJ), to take a 21-13 lead with 11:14 remaining in the first half. Central would answer with a mini 5-0 run to take the momentum away and later tie the game at 25-25 with a lay-up from Devon Dorsey. The Knights were up 37-32 with only 2:15 left to play in the first half, until Central went on a 10-2 run to closeout the half and go into the locker room up, 42-39.
In the second half, Central would extend their lead to eight with a 60-52 score with 12:30 reaming in regulation. The Knights answered with a lay-up from Isaac Robinson (Conwell Egan Catholic/Trenton, NJ) and a three ball by Darryl Robinson, which capped a 7-0 run, cutting Central's lead down to one, 60-59. The Knights would eventually take the lead, 63-62, on a put back by Isaac Robinson with under 10 minutes to go in regulation. Both teams would exchange leads for more than five minutes when suddenly the Knights were up 85-81 with only 1:40 remaining. However, Central did not back down as they struck back with a three pointer by Montez Lacy that cut the lead to one, 85-84. In the end of regulation, the game was tied, 86-86, due to free throws.  
In the extra period, Central would take a 90-86 lead in the opening minute of play. The Knights had an answer again with a three-point goal by Dukens Germain (Columbia/Maplewood, NJ). After a few free throws, Central had a one-point lead, 92-91 with only 2:02 remaining. Off a turnover, a quick lay-up by Dontae Jones (Ewing/Ewing, NJ) gave the Knights a 93-92 lead with exactly a minute remaining. The Knights had a chance to go up three, but Devon Dorsey of Central had other plans, with a blocked shot and defensive rebound. After the timeout, 10 seconds remained for Central to try to win the game; Dorsey would not disappoint as he slashed to the basket just in time to lay it up as the buzzer sounded to win the game.
Dukens Germain’s 23 points led the Knights on 9-13 shooting while Isaac and Darryl Robinson both chipped in with 15 apiece.