New Jersey men's basketball team silences Penn College of Technology, 78-54

The Berkeley College of New Jersey men’s basketball team picked up an impressive victory Monday evening, defeating the Penn College of Technology Wildcats by a score of 78-54 at the Bardo Gym in Williamsport, PA. With the win, the Knights improved their record to 10-8 on the season, while the Wildcats dipped to 1-11 on the 2013-2014 campaign.

The game was tightly-contested in the first half of action, a stanza that featured four lead changes and four ties. Berkeley College found themselves trailing 12-8 in the opening 8:12 of the contest, and Penn College of Technology held a 24-21 advantage with just under six minutes remaining in the opening session. The Knights would close out the half strong, though, putting together 12-2 run to take a seven point lead – 33-26 – into the locker room at halftime.

In the second half, Berkeley College gradually built their advantage, eventually going up by as many as 28 points – 69-41 – with 6:12 remaining in the game. The Knights would eventually go on to win the game by 24 points.

Freshman guard Jabree Jackson led the way for the Knights, as he scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds, and tallied two assists. Freshman center Javian Clark added 10 points and six rebounds, and junior forward Carl O’Neil had a nice all-around evening with nine points, eight boards, and five assists. Dukens Germain connected on only four of his 17 attempts from the floor for the night, but he still finished with 12 points, seven steals, and six rebounds (including four on the offensive glass).

Despite the loss for the Wildcats, Marquis Delgado scored a game-high 15 points on seven-of-nine shooting. Nathaniel Brown added 12 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.

The shooting percentages were nearly even on the evening, with Berkeley College connecting on 41.1 percent of their attempts from the floor (30-73) compared to 40 percent for Penn College of Technology (22-55). The Knights made 22 trips to the charity stripe on the evening, converting on 14 of those attempts (good for a 63.6 conversion rate) compared to just 30.8 percent for the Wildcats (4-13). The Knights held a 49-40 edge over Penn College of Technology in the rebounding department, scored 34 points off of 17 Wildcat turnovers.

The Knights will now have two days off before returning to action on Thursday evening, as Berkeley College will battle Davis College at the Fleisher Athletic Center on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology. Start-time for that contest is scheduled for 6:00pm.