Men's Basketball: Berkeley 101, King's 43

Men's Basketball: Berkeley 101, King's 43

Release courtesy Berkeley College Athletics Department

Six players scored in double figures for Berkeley College, as the Knights won their 30thconsecutive home contest dating back to the 2014-2015 season with a convincing 101-43 drubbing of The King's College (NY) on Wednesday evening. The contest took place at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. With the victory, Berkeley is now 5-2 on the 2018-2019 campaign (1-0 HVIAC), while the Lions dipped to 3-4 (0-3 HVIAC).

The Knights' dominance in HVIAC competition continued tonight, as Berkeley won its 31stconsecutive regular season conference game. Remarkably, only five of those 31 games were decided by nine points or less.

In tonight's triumph, six Berkeley College players scored in double figures, including Nicholas Cora, as he connected on eight of his 13 attempts from the floor, finishing the game with 16 points. He also snatched 13 rebounds, while adding three assists and three steals. Shamiek Sheppard recorded 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists, and Darius Ward contributed with 15 points and three assists. Nigel Hemingway, Deylon Bovell, and Dequan Jones scored 15, 11, and 10 points, respectively.

The Lions were paced by Tyler Bowens, as he drilled 17 of his 20 attempts at the free throw line, finishing with a game-high 25 points. He also collected nine rebounds, as well. Jordan Bishop played 31 minutes and contributed six points and nine rebounds in a losing effort.

Berkeley shot 50 percent from the floor in this game (42-84) while holding the Lions to just an 18.6 percent conversion rate (11-59). The Knights dominated on the glass, collecting 57 rebounds compared to just 40 for the Lions. Berkeley also won the turnover battle, committing 16 miscues while forcing 24 opposition mistakes.

The Knights will look to make it three in a row on Saturday night, as Berkeley will take to the road to battle Washington Adventist. Start-time is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Release courtesy King's College Athletics Department

In their last game of 2018, the Lions faced the Berkeley College Knights, a highly-ranked team in both the HVIAC and USCAA conference, dropping the game 101-43. The Lions fought hard in this game, and despite not coming out victorious, there were still many notable plays made.

Continuing to show his skills, freshman Tyler Bowens scored the most points of both teams with a season high of 25 points. Being consistent in his free throw attempts, Bowens earned the majority of his points making 17 out of the 20 free throws he was given. The remaining eight points were scored on four two-point shots.

Freshman Jordan Bishop and senior Will Doerger both contributed six points for the Lions. While senior Luke Borchelt added three points, freshman Ben Oldham two points, and freshman Ty Hutchins one point.

Defensively the Lions played well with Bowens and Bishop each snatching nine rebounds, both consisting of four offensive rebounds and five defensive rebounds. Oldham followed, taking down seven rebounds, two offensive and five defensive.

NEXT UP: The Lions will return playing their first game of 2019 at Five Towns College on January 21 (8:00pm).