The Berkeley College of New Jersey men’s basketball team won for the third time in four games, defeating the Falcons of Davis College by a score of 85-40 Thursday evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology. With the victory, the Knights improved their record to 11-8 on the 2013-2014 campaign, while Davis College dropped to below .500 on the year at a mark of 6-7.
The Knights dominated the contest from the outset, only trailing once in the game (2-0 in the opening 15 seconds). A pair of converted free throws by sophomore guard Tasheen Carrow with 18:22 left in the first half gave Berkeley College a 4-2 advantage, a lead the Knights would not relinquish. Berkeley took its biggest lead of the opening stanza when sophomore guard Dukens Germain threw down an emphatic dunk to give the Knights a 37-11 edge with 4:51 left in the session. As the teams entered the locker room at halftime, Berkeley held a comfortable 45-22 advantage.
Berkeley College opened up the second half on a 12-2 run and never looked back from there. After connecting on 54.3 percent of their shots from the floor in the first half (19-35), the Knights followed that up by connecting on 45.5 percent of their attempts in the second stanza (15-33). Berkeley held Davis College to just six field goals in the second half, as well.
Leading the way for the Knights in their victory was freshman center Vince Richmond who posted a double-double, as he scored 14 points to go along with 12 rebounds. The 6’8, Newark, NJ product also recorded a pair of blocks. Freshman guard Jabree Jackson nailed three shots from beyond-the-arc and finalized his evening with 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Germain added 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals, and sophomore guard Hassan Abdullah netted 12 points, dished five assists, and snatched three rebounds.
Despite the loss for the Falcons, Dexter Terry posted a double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds, a pair of blocks, and two steals, and Austin Sanders dropped in six points and snatched three rebounds.
Berkeley shot 50 percent from the floor for the night (34-68) while holding the Falcons to just a 21.4 percent conversion rate (15-70). The Knights dominated the glass, out-rebounding Davis by a margin of 55-41, while also dishing 23 assists as a team compared to six for the Falcons.
The Knights will return to action on Sunday afternoon as Berkeley plays host to Bryn Athyn College at the Fleisher Athletic Center. Start-time for the contest is scheduled for 3:00pm.