The New Jersey men's basketball team lost their fifth straight in yet another close game, losing to Apprentice School by a final score of 92-78 to fall to 2-5 on the season. The game was close until the final two minutes when Apprentice pulled away at the free throw line.
The first half saw each team going back and forth until a late run by Apprentice put the Builders up by 8 at the half, 45-37. The Knights would fight back early in the second half, keeping the game within 5 to 8 points throughout most of the second half before pulling within two points with thirteen minutes remaining, 55-53.
The Builders would mount a run to go ahead by fourteen with six minutes remaining, but the Knights got it back to five with just over a minute left in the game, 81-76. Crucial free throw shooting at the end gave the Builders a fourteen point cushion to end the game.
The Knights were led by freshman Isaac Robinson (Conwell Egan Catholic/Trenton, NJ) with 25 points and 12 rebounds and by freshman guard Darryl Robinson (Franklin/Somerset, NJ) with 16 points and 10 boards.
The Knights return to action at home on Tuesday against The King's College at 7 P.M. at NJIT.