Seven players scored in double figures for the Berkeley College men's basketball team as the Knights defeated the Cannoneers of Pratt Institute by a score of 119-53 in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest on Thursday evening. The game was played at the Pratt ARC in Brooklyn, NY. With the win, the Knights are now 19-0 on the 2016-2017 campaign, and have won a whopping 43 consecutive games as a program. The Cannoneers slipped to 4-7 overall and 1-3 in league play with the loss.
Ricardo Ayuso led the way for the Knights, as he connected on six shots from downtown to finish with a team-high 18 points. He also grabbed four rebounds and recorded two assists. Stephon Jennings contributed 16 points and nine rebounds, and Reynaldo Eloy drained five three-point baskets to finish with 15 points, five assists, and three rebounds.
Also playing a key role in the victory for Berkeley College was Ian Charles, as he netted 14 points and snatched three rebounds. Brandon Bermeo, Jeffrey Mejia, and Dondre Simmons added 12, 11, and 10 points, respectively.
It was complete domination for the Knights, as Berkeley College connected on a staggering 14 shots from beyond the arc while shooting 56 percent from the floor for the night (51-91). Pratt Institute converted on just 30.9 percent of its shot opportunities (21-68). The Knights out-rebounding the Cannoneers 62-30, and Berkeley College committed just 10 turnovers on the evening while forcing 23 opposition mistakes.
Despite the loss for Pratt Institute, Ari Grant put forth a tremendous effort, pouring in a game-high 26 points while posting a contest-best 17 rebounds. He also swatted three shots and added two assists. Andrew Yaglenski contributed 12 points and two rebounds in a losing effort.
The Knights will now have two days off before returning to action on Sunday, as Berkeley College will play host to NHTI at the Wellness Center on the campus of the College of New Rochelle. Start-time for the game is scheduled for 3:00pm.