New York women's basketball team rallies from 10 points down against Albany College of Pharmacy, wins sixth straight contest

The Berkeley College of New York women’s basketball team (9-2 Overall, 3-0 HVIAC) won their sixth straight game on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Panthers of Albany College of Pharmacy (10-2 Overall, 2-1 HVIAC) by a score of 44-38 in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game played at the Albert M. White Gymnasium in Albany, NY.

Things looked bleak for the Knights early on, as Berkeley College found themselves trailing by 10 points – 31-21 – as the teams went into the locker room at halftime. Berkeley College came out an entirely different squad in the second stanza, limiting the Panthers to just seven points on three converted field goals in the final 20 minutes of action and rallying to solidify a six point victory.

Leading the way for Berkeley College on the afternoon was junior guard Janay Thomas, as she scored a game-high 19 points to go along with five rebounds, a pair of assists, and two steals. Junior forward Milan Germany posted yet another double-double, as she netted 10 points, snatched 10 rebounds, dished three assists, collected three steals, and swatted two shots.

Both teams struggled shooting the basketball on the afternoon, as Berkeley connected on just 25.8 percent of their shots (16-62). Albany College of Pharmacy didn’t fare much better, as the Panthers converted on 28.6 percent of their attempts (15-56). The Knights held a slight 51-46 edge on the glass, and also collected nine steals compared to three for A.C.P. Berkeley College won the turnover battle as well, committing 13 miscues to the Wildcats’ 17.

Despite the loss for Albany College of Pharmacy, the Panthers were paced by junior Taylor Sullivan who posted a double-double with team-highs in points with 10 and rebounds with 12. She also added a pair of assists, as well. 

Berkeley College will return to action on Thursday evening as the Knights will travel to Riverdale, NY to battle the Dolphins of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Start-time for that contest is scheduled for 6:00pm.