The New York men's basketball team earned its third victory in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference with a 79-53 victory over Vaughn College. With the win the Knights regained sole possession of first place in the conference at 3-0 while improving to 7-6 for the season.
The Knights held the Warriors (6-8 overall, 3-2 HVMAC) scoreless for the first 6:35 on the opening half en route to an early 14-0 lead. Their lead ballooned to 42-18 at halftime as the Berkeley defense limited Vaughn to 23% FG shooting for the half. The Warriors would get as close as 12 points at 42-30 with 14:32 to play in the second half before Berkeley would go on an 8-0 run to push the lead back to 20 at 50-30 and were never seriously threatened afterwards.
Seniors Kaseem Williams (Brooklyn, NY/Boys & Girls) and Jose Stable (Brooklyn, NY/EBC High School for Public Service) led the scoring for Berkeley with 25 points and 22 points, respectively. Junior Danzel Whyte (Brooklyn, NY/Teachers Preparatory) was the third Knight to finish in double figures in scoring with 11 points.
Berkeley completes its weekend series tomorrow afternoon with a 12:00 matinee against SUNY-ESF in a USCAA conference game at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.