The Berkeley College of New York men’s basketball team won their second consecutive game, defeating the Lions of King’s College by a score of 98-32 in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game played at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York, NY. With the win, the Knights improved their overall record to 7-7, including a 3-1 mark in conference competition, while King’s College dipped to 1-9 on the 2013-2014 campaign and 0-4 in HVIAC action.
Berkeley College trailed only once in the game – 2-0 – with 18:56 remaining in the first half. A converted layup by Knights senior center Elijah Craig gave Berkeley a 4-2 lead, an advantage Berkeley would not relinquish. The Knights continued to gradually increase their lead as the session progressed, eventually taking a 46-17 edge into the locker room at halftime.
The Knights began the second half on a 23-2 run, going up by a score of 69-19 and never looking back, eventually going on to win the game convincingly by 66 points.
Four players scored in double figures on the afternoon for Berkeley, including Craig who connected on nine of his 11 shots from the floor and scoring a game-high 19 points. He also snatched 12 rebounds and swatted three shots. Sophomore guard Keenan Langston – who has been named HVIAC Rookie of the Week on four occasions – netted 15 points, dished seven assists, grabbed six rebounds and tallied two steals, and senior forward Danzel Whyte contributed 10 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
In all, 13 different players scored for the Knights, who connected on 52.1 percent of their attempts from the floor (38-73). Berkeley also hit on 11 of their 26 shots from beyond-the-arc and dished 21 assists as a team.
Despite the loss for King’s College, the Lions were led by freshman Caleb Trouwborst who scored a team-high 10 points to go along with eight rebounds. Sophomore James Brooks also added seven points and eight rebounds (including three on the offensive glass) as well.
Berkeley College will return to action tomorrow afternoon as the Knights take to the road to battle Albany College of Pharmacy. Start-time for that contest is scheduled for 3:00pm.