The New Jersey men’s basketball team picked up a thrilling victory on Saturday evening, turning back Central Penn by a score of 107-103 in double overtime at the Fleisher Athletic Center on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology. With the victory, Berkeley College improved its record to 9-6 on the season.
In the victory for Berkeley College, the Knights had five players score in double figures, including Dukens Germain who paced his squad with a tremendous all-around game by posting team-highs in points with 23 and rebounds with 13 to go along with four assists and three steals. He hit on six of his 16 attempts from the floor while also knocking down 10 of his 12 shots from the charity stripe. Andrew Tomlin added 19 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and seven steals, and William Morton netted 18 points. Carl O’Neil and Hassan Abdullah added 14 and 10 points respectively.
For Central Penn, Devon Dorsey was locked-in all evening, as he hit on nine of his 16 attempts from the floor, finishing with game-highs in points with 28 and rebounds with 16 while tallying three steals. Tyree Tucker scored 23 points while dishing three assists and collecting three steals and Dominique Twiggs netted 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Central Penn converted on 44.8 percent of their field goal attempts from the floor (39-87), while Berkeley hit on 38.9 percent of theirs. Berkeley took advantage of their trips to the charity stripe though, draining 34 of their 45 attempts from the free throw line (75.6 percent) compared to just 57.6 percent for Central Penn (19-33). Berkeley won the turnover battle, committing 22 miscues to Central Penn’s 29, and the Knights held a minor edge on the boards, collecting 58 caroms to Central Penn’s 56.
Berkeley will return to action on Monday evening as the Knights will take to the road to battle Susquehanna University. Start-time is scheduled for 7:00pm.