FINAL SCORE: Berkeley (NY) College 98, Apprentice School 90
LOCATION: Borough of Manhattan CC/New York, NY
RECORDS: Berkeley 6-2; Apprentice School 5-7
IN BRIEF: Jamal Curry and Tony Walton paced five in double figures with 17 points apiece as they lost 98-90 to Berkeley College in the final day of the Berkeley College Classic Sunday morning.
ON THE COURT
- A tightly contested first half saw the teams tie four times in the first 11 minutes as a DeAndre Demiel jumper with nine minutes left evened the score at 26-all.
- From that point, the Builders went on a 25-4 run over the next 6:09 as a Jay Melendez 3-pointer gave the Builders a 51-30 lead with 2:51 left in the half.
- In the second half, the Builders held an 11-point lead with 13:14 left as Dante Johnson converted a 3-point play for a 65-54 lead.
- Berkeley took its first lead of the second half on a Massiah Merritt layup with 7:13 left for a 77-75 advantage. That lead grew to the final margin of eight points on four occasions over the last seven minutes.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE
- Curry had 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, while Walton added 17 points going 6-for-6 from the floor to lead the Builders.
- Johnson had a career-high 13 points off the bench while Melendez chipped in with 12 points and Demiel added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists.
- Berkeley was paced by Kenton Chan-Man with 31 points, Keenan Langston with 27 and 11 rebounds while Merritt added 19.
NEXT UP - Back to New York
The Builders return to New York City on January 10 when they face USCAA Division I St. Joseph's College-Brooklyn at 6 pm in The Hill Center on the Brooklyn campus.