Berkeley Carroll Witnesses Historic Knicks Record


Dean Ross, Staff Writer

Carmelo Anthony scored sixty-two points and set a New York Knicks franchise scoring record, and the most points ever scored at Madison Square Garden!

The class of 2017 and its advisors had the privilege of witnessing this historic sporting event on January 24, 2014. Fortune shined upon us because of Berkeley Carroll’s New York at Night program. Aimed at helping new freshmen bond outside the classroom, it replaces the more traditional overnight retreat used by most schools. Berkeley Carroll ninth graders are treated to five New York City cultural experiences, which so far this year have included, in addition to the Knicks game, a cruise on the Circle Line and the Broadway show Pippin.

Witnessing sports history is not new for this program. Last year on one such outing, the ninth graders watched as the Warriors’ Stephen Curry made history with his 54-point game, one of the highest-scoring performances at MSG of all time. The lucky streak continued when 9th Grade Dean Ms. Prescott’s foresight led her to choose the January 24th game against the Charlotte Bobcats out of all the games in the long basketball season.

We sat on the edge of our seats as Carmelo Anthony scored 62 points, shooting 23 for 35 from the field, going 10 for 10 from the free throw line, and adding 6 three pointers. These 62 points surpassed Bernard King’s 60 points, to set a franchise record, and it also topped Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan’s scoring records at Madison Square Garden. One can only imagine what next year will bring.