The Berkeley College New York men's basketball team defeated St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn 71-67 to earn their third consecutive Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference Championship while at the same time extending their conference unbeaten streak to 25 consecutive games. The championship was the Knights' sixth overall in men's basketball in the HVMAC.
The Knights jumped out to an early dominating lead going into the half with a 17-point lead, 44-27, while shooting 54.5% from the field. The second half, however, would tell a different story as the Bears would outscore the Knights 40-27 in the half and even take the lead with 6:59 left in the game, 56-54.
The Bears would not relinquish the lead until 4:22 remained in the game and the Knights would hold on for the rest of the game despite the Bears' 22-11 advantage at the free throw stripe in the second half and overall 31-16 advantage at the line and their 28 to 11 advantage in turnovers for the game. The Knights would dominate the boards 53 to 33 with sophomore forward Danzel Whyte grabbing a game high 15 including 7 offensive.
Senior Jose Stable and junior Jovan Bovell would lead the team with 19 points apiece and Stable contributed 13 boards.
The win improves the Knights' record to 15-7 for the season as they prepare for their third consecutive appearance in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Basketball Championship Tournament.
MEN WIN THIRD CONSECUTIVE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
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