The Berkeley College men's basketball split a pair of games this weekend, defeating Washington Adventist University on Saturday evening by a score of 84-80, before falling to Central Penn by a score of 70-68 on Sunday afternoon. With this weekend's 1-1 output, the Knights are now 6-3 on the 2018-2019 campaign.
Six of the Knights' first nine contests have been decided by nine points or less, with Berkeley going 4-2 in those games.
In Berkeley's triumph over the Shock, the Knights were paced by Deylon Bovell, as he connected on four shots from downtown, and nine of his 19 attempts overall, to finish with a team-high 24 points. Dequan Jones dropped-in 19 points, tied for the game-high with 13 rebounds, and added four assists, and Anthony Hemingway contributed eight points, four rebounds, and three assists.
The Shock was led by Xavier Sewell, as he drilled 12 of his 13 attempts from the line to finish with a game-high 30 points. He also added six rebounds and three steals, as well. Therence Mayimba posted a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Charles Vines also had a great performance with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Berkeley, up 39-36 in the latter stages of the opening session, finished the half on an 8-0 run to catapult to an advantage of 47-36 as the teams entered the locker room at halftime. Washington Adventist outscored the Knights 25-12 in the first 11 minutes of the second half to grab a 61-59 edge, but Berkeley used a 14-0 run to pull ahead by the score of 73-61. The Shock continued to chip away at the Knights in late in the game, but Berkeley would hold on for the four-point victory.
The Knights shot 43 percent (30-69) from the floor and 34 percent from downtown (10-29). The Shock shot 32.5 percent (25-77) from the floor and 18 percent (6-23) from beyond the arc for the contest. Washington Adventist held slight advantages in the rebounding (53-50) and assist (16-14) departments, and The Shock also won the turnover battle, committing 15 while forcing 22 Knights mistakes.
In Berkeley College's loss to Central Penn, Anthony Hemingway led the way for his team with 17 points. Shamiek Sheppard added 10 points, and Darius Ward and Stevaun Latouche added nine apiece.
Berkeley will return to action on Saturday afternoon, as the Knights will take on Mid Atlantic Christian University. Start-time for that game is scheduled for 1:00pm.