The Berkeley College of New York men’s basketball team’s seesaw season continued on Saturday evening as the Knights defeated the Nittany Lions of Penn State DuBois by a score of 99-64 in DuBois, Pennsylvania. With the victory, the Knights improved to a record of 9-7 on the 2013-2014 campaign, while Penn State DuBois dipped to 4-13 on the season.
It certainly has been an interesting series of stretches for the Knights, as Berkeley College began the season winning five of their first six games, then dropped six straight contests, before winning their last four.
The Knights – who controlled the tempo of the game and were in control from the opening tap – found themselves up by six points – 28-22 – with 6:59 remaining in the opening half. Berkeley College would put together a strong 23-3 run to end the session, taking a 51-25 advantage into the locker room at halftime. The second half was much of the same for Berkeley, as the Knights gradually built their lead, eventually going up by as many as 42 points en route to a 35-point win.
In the victory over the Nittany Lions, the Knights were paced by senior guard Jovan Bovell who scored a game-high 23 points to go along with seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Sophomore guard Keenan Langston added 19 points, and senior center Elijah Craig connected on all six of his attempts from the floor to finalize his evening with 12 points.
Despite the loss for Penn State DuBois, the Nittany Lions were led by sophomore guard Tanner Gooden who scored a team-high 16 points, as he nailed five of his six attempts from the floor, and all four of his shots from the charity stripe. Sophomore guard Kyle Mills also contributed with 13 points, as well.
The Knights will return to action on Friday evening as Berkeley College takes to the road to battle Valley Forge Christian College. Start-time for that contest is scheduled for 7:00pm.