New York women's basketball team downs Cougars in Brooklyn

The New York women’s basketball team picked up a convincing victory Thursday evening, defeating the Cougars of Medgar Evers College by a score of 67-39 at the Cougars Cave in Brooklyn, NY.

In the victory for Berkeley, the Knights were led by Milan Germany who scored a game-high 20 points to go along with nine rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Patricia Patterson posted a double-double with 19 points and 13 caroms, and Janay Thomas dropped in 10 points while dishing six assists and tallying four steals.

The Knights led by just five points – 31-26 – as the teams went into the locker room at halftime. The second session was a completely different story, however, as Berkeley College dominated, holding Medgar Evers to just 13 points in the final 20 points on five field goals. Berkeley tripled that point total – netting 36 points in the half on 14-35 shooting (40 percent).

Berkeley dominated the Cougars on the boards, out-rebounding Medgar Evers by a wide margin of 64-34, including a 29-12 advantage on the offensive glass. In addition, the Knights dished 19 assists to the Cougars’ nine, while also tallying 16 steals to Medgar Evers’ 11.

Despite the loss for the Cougars, it was Nia Tompkins scoring a team-high 20 points.

Berkeley College will now have eight days off before returning to action on Saturday, January 11th, as the Knights will participate in the NHTI Holiday Inn New Years Tournament by taking on U-Maine Augusta, with start-time for that contest scheduled for 2:00pm.