Men's Basketball Runs Away from Berkeley in Home Opener, 77-53

Box Score

Montclair, NJ (11/22/11) – Senior forward Andrew August (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) scored 21 points and sophomore forward Ordel Goldson (Hackettstown, N.J./Warren Hills) had 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead Montclair State University to a 77-53 victory over Berkeley College in a non-conference contest Tuesday night at the Panzer Athletic Center.

Goldson turned in a double-double performance of 12 points and 11 rebounds in the first half as Montclair State (2-1) took control of the game in the first half. Trailing 13-9, the Red Hawks went on an 11-0 run, including nine points by Goldson, to open its biggest margin of the opening period at 20-13 advantage with 6:33 to play.

MSU maintained its lead, going into the haltime intermission, ahead 24-18.

Berkeley (1-3) opened the second half with a basket to cut the lead to 24-20, but that would be as close as the Knights would come the rest of the way.

August, an All-Region and All-Conference selection last season, exploded in the second half as Montclair State blew the game wide open. August scored 14 of his 17 second-half points during a 26-6 run that gave the Red Hawks a comfortable 26-point bulge at 50-24 with 12:46 left to play. August also added eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks to his game-high point total.

Freshman guard James D’Angelo (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) chipped in 10 points for Montclair State. Sophomore center Terah Mingo (Newark, N.J./Kearney Christian Academy) led Berkeley with 16 points and six rebounds.

Montclair State will host College of Staten Island on Saturday at 2 p.m.