Berkeley College men's basketball team silences Pratt Institute Cannoneers 87-21 in 2013-2014 regular season finale

The Berkeley College of New York men’s basketball team finalized its regular season with a strong showing Wednesday evening, turning back the Cannoneers of Pratt Institute in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game by a score of 87-21 at Pratt’s Activities Resource Center in Downtown, Brooklyn. The victory was the fourth straight for the Knights, who closed out their regular season with an overall record of 14-8 and a 6-1 mark in HVIAC play. Pratt Institute wrapped-up its 2013-2014 campaign 6-11, and 1-6 in conference action.

In the victory for the Knights, Berkeley was paced by senior Jovan Bovell and sophomore Keenan Langston, as both standouts netted 11 points apiece. Freshman center Ahmed Dickerson connected on five of his seven shots from the floor en route to finishing with 10 points and seven rebounds. Senior Elijah Craig added nine points, seven rebounds, and a game-high three blocks in 14 minutes of action. Finally, it was junior forward Shawn Collins scoring seven points and snatching a game-high 13 rebounds.

Berkeley College played well on both sides of the floor all evening long, as every player who entered the game for the Knights connected on at least one shot, and the team converted on 45.7 percent of their attempts from the floor for the game (37-81). Berkeley sizzled from beyond-the-arc, draining nine of their 22 attempts from long range (40.9 percent), and the Knights collectively dished 20 assists. On the defensive side, Berkeley forced 31 Cannoneer turnovers, while also holding Pratt Institute to just 22.2 percent shooting (10-45).

The Knights will enter the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament this weekend aiming to win their fourth consecutive conference crown. Berkeley will enter this year’s event as the No. 2 seed and will face No. 3 seeded Vaughn College on Saturday in the semifinals. Start-time for the game at the Wellness Center on the campus of the College of New Rochelle is scheduled for 4:00pm.