Berkeley College New Jersey men's basketball team continues surge with 70-63 win over Lions

The Berkeley College of New Jersey men’s basketball team won for the eighth time in its last 11 tries, and third straight overall, defeating the Lions of Bryn Athyn College by a score of 70-63 Sunday afternoon at the Fleisher Athletic Center on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology. With the victory, Berkeley upped its record to 12-8 on the season, while Bryn Athyn dropped to 7-10 overall.

Sophomore guard Dukens Germain led all scorers, as he netted 19 points for the Knights, connecting on nine of his 10 attempts from the charity stripe in the process. He also grabbed eight rebounds, and dished five assists. Freshman guard William Morton played exceptionally well off of the bench, contributing 15 points on seven-of-nine shooting, and freshman center Vince Richmond added six points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

The shooting percentages were nearly even for both teams, with the Knights hitting on 42.6 percent of their attempts from the floor (26-61) compared to 42.2 percent for Bryn Athyn (19-45). Berkeley College also fared better at the charity stripe, knocking down 17 of their 22 attempts from there (77.3 percent) compared to just a 60 percent conversion rate for the Lions (21-35). The Knights held a 40-33 edge on the glass, while also winning the turnover battle (committing 14 miscues to Bryn Athyn’s 19). The Lions owned the assist and steal categories by margins of 11-6 and 9-6, respectively.

Despite the loss for Bryn Athyn College, four players scored in double figures, including freshman Adonis Rosario who recorded team-highs in points with 16 and caroms with 10. He also tallied three steals, as well. Freshman Jeff Seigafuse added 13 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals, and freshmen Deion Boyer and Troy Steed added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The Knights will now enjoy five days off before taking to the road on Saturday to battle Williamson Trade School. Start-time for that contest is scheduled for 1:00pm.