NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – People always say basketball is a game of runs, well on Friday night the Apprentice School Lady Builders proved that to be very true.
After racing out to an 18-point lead in the first half, only then to trail 48-43 with 13:18 left, the Lady Builders score the next 33 points to defeat Berkeley College 76-51 in the opening night of the 2013 Martin Luther King Classic.
Apprentice School avenged a 65-61 loss to Berkeley last Sunday in New York City. Berkeley was topped by Milan Germany with 17 points and seven rebounds while Aiyesha Brown added 14 points and seven rebounds.
In the second game of the Classic, Berkeley lost to Briarcliffe College 72-65 to fall to 7-6 on the season. The Knights were led by Brown's 18 points. She was joined in double figures by Germany with 17 and Rachel Thomas and Olivia Byfield with 10 points each.
The Knights return to action on January 26 in a pivotal Hudson Valley matchup against St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn.