The Berkeley College New York men's basketball team defeated arch rival St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) 76-74 on Saturday night at Brooklyn Technical High School to extend their conference win streak to 23 games.
Senior forward Jose Stable's fadeaway jumper with three seconds remaining put the Knights on top for good.
The win improves the Knights' record to (10-6, 5-0 HVMAC), who have won the last five meetings between the two programs and have gone undefeated in conference play for the last three seasons.
Stable led five Knights in double figures with 17 points, all coming in the second-half after not playing the first, and finished 6-for-6 shooting. Center Elijah Craig added 15 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and rejected six shots. Kaseem Williams chipped in 12 points and Danzel Whyte contributed 11 points.
A Stable trey with two minutes remaining gave the Knights a 74-71 lead, which they clung to until the final seconds. The Bears missed three attempts at equalizing the game from distance, before St. Joseph's drained one from the deep left corner to ignite the large crowd for Alumni, Family and Friends Day.
With the score tied 74-74 and Berkeley with possession, the Knights were content with the final shot and Stable took over, driving to the foul line then stepping back to knock down the shot from 17 feet. With no timeouts remaining, the Bears could only manage a desperation shot from the full length of the court, which hit the top of the backboard.
Berkeley finished the more efficient squad, connecting on 45 percent of their attempts (27-of-60) while the Bears hit for 37 percent (25-of-68) but landed 11 triples. Although Knights made two more miscues, 17-15, Berkeley made the most of their opportunities holding a 25-9 edge in points off turnovers.