The following article was written by new poster Arden Franklyn. — Joe
If there’s anything to be noted about the Westchester Knicks (5-2) this season, it’s their ability to score. Regardless of who it is and where it’s from, the Knicks will certainly put the ball in the basket. And that trait was on huge display as the Knicks ended their first road trip of the season, with a 127-121 victory over the Erie BayHawks, thus extending their winning streak to three games.
During the course of Friday’s contest, the Knicks experienced a couple of things that’s been unfamiliar to them in their winning streak. First of all, their defense suffered a huge lapse after their efforts against Lakeland and Canton. Following a stretch in which they allowed 99.5 PPG, the Knicks surrounded 121 points to the BayHawks on Friday and watched Jaylen Adams (44 Points) and RJ Hunter (25 Points) have much success on the offensive end. It even got to the point, where the BayHawks led 86-77 midway through the third quarter.
But what would soon make the difference, as it’s been during the Knicks’ early season stretch, was the red-hot shooting of John Jenkins. The 6-foot-4 guard from Vanderbilt scored 35 points, with 30 of them coming in the first three quarters.
And while Jenkins did cool off in the fourth, it wasn’t a huge concern for the Knicks as the likes of Billy Garrett, Paul Watson, and Luke Kornet stepped up and finish the game. Next up for the Knicks is a return home to the Westchester County Center, as they’ll face the BayHawks again on Sunday.