The Berkeley College men's basketball team continued its early-season struggles, as the Knights were overwhelmed Saturday evening by the Shock of Washington Adventist University by a score of 106-68. The contest took place in Takoma Park, Maryland. With the defeat, the Knights dipped to a mark of 1-4 on the 2019-2020 campaign. The Shock continued to roll during the early stages of the season, improving to 6-1.
For the Shock, the victory served as a small measure of revenge, as the Knights had defeated Washington Adventist twice last season by four points or less. The Knights have now dropped two straight contests. They haven't lost three consecutive games inside the same season since 2013-2014, when Berkeley dropped five consecutive games in December of that campaign. They'll look to avoid a three-game losing skid this weekend.
Despite the loss for the Knights, newcomer Turray Bynum tied for game-highs of 19 points (7-15 FG) and seven rebounds. He also registered two assists and picked up a pair of steals. Two-time HVIAC Rookie of the Week Daquan Jackson contributed 11 points, six rebounds, and tied for the game-high with three swatted shots. Veteran Deylon Bovell scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds, and Denzel Bush added eight points and four caroms.
For Washington Adventist, the Shock was led by Xavier Sewell who finished the contest by tying for the game-high of 19 points. He also added six rebounds and four assists, as well. Elijah Maynard chipped in with 15 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Shyeim Gilkerson netted 13 points, tallied a game-high seven assists, snatched two rebounds and added two steals, and Jayy Davis scored 13 points while grabbing five boards.
Berkeley College was outplayed in every facet of Saturday's defeat. The Knights connected on just 34.2 percent of their attempts from the floor (26-76), while the Shock misfired on just 26 shots all evening (38-64, 59.4 percent). Washington Adventist scored 26 points off Berkeley turnovers, while the Knights were only able to net 10 points off Shock miscues. Washington Adventist held a 46-40 edge in the rebounding department, while also registering 26 assists to Berkeley's 15.
Berkeley College will look to get back in the win column on Sunday afternoon, as the Knights will take to the road to battle Word of Life in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest. Start-time is scheduled for 4:00pm.