The Westchester Knicks entered the week with a 1-6 record and a five-game losing streak and were looking to get on the winning ways. The Knicks had an overall solid game against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants due to their stellar play on both ends of the floor. Westchester’s bench had strong games this week and outscored their opponents in bench points in both games.
Strong Play On Both Ends Helps Westchester Snap Five-Game Skid
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Westchester entered Tuesday’s game with the hopes of turning the tide around. The Knicks came out strong early in the game against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and picked up an impressive 109-95 win. Five Knicks finished in double figures led by Andrew White III with 17 points, three rebounds, and three assists on 7-of-13 from the floor and 3-of-6 from beyond the arc.
The bench had a productive game, as the Knicks’ bench outscored the Mad Ants, 58-28. Zak Irvin contributed 16 points, along with 14 by Lamar Peters and Amir Hinton scored 12 points, off the bench.
The Knicks’ defense was equally as stellar as their offense due to their defensive switching and turning turnovers into points. Westchester totaled 15 steals and 10 blocks, while scoring 27 points off 23 Fort Wayne turnovers.
Delaware Defeats Westchester In First Meeting Of Season
Westchester fought back in the second quarter of Friday’s game and were down by five points at the half. The Knicks came back in the third quarter by cutting their deficit to single digits, but the Blue Coats didn’t let the game get closer than eight points in the final quarter and half of the game. Delaware picked up a 110-93 win over Westchester.
Six Knicks scored in double figures led by the team’s bench. Amir Hinton recorded 15 points, six rebounds and four assists. Kenny Wooten finished with 14 points, five blocks, four rebounds, and two steals. J.J. Moore and Lamar Peters added 12 points each. Ivan Rabb recorded his second double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Second Unit Production
Westchester’s bench performed well in the past two games with a combination of scoring and defense. Lamar Peters continues to show his confidence with his perimeter game and his ability to play off the ball. He connected on 6-of-12 shots from beyond the arc in the team’s two games.
J.J. Moore has excelled in his minutes and is averaging averaging 14.7 points per game in the last four outings. Kenny Wooten is a defensive force on this team with his shot blocking prowess and defensive energy. Wooten had a solid game against Delaware where he tied his career high with 14 points on a near-perfect 5-of-6 shooting from the field, along with five blocks and two steals.