While many will agree that “all good things must come to an end”, it doesn’t make it easier for when it happens. And despite the Westchester Knicks (5-3) only playing eight games so far, they’ve displayed a lot of potential which soon resulted in a three game winning streak. But it wasn’t enough as they saw it snapped by the Erie BayHawks (3-5), via their 113-106 home loss on Sunday afternoon.
Despite manhandling the BayHawks in the first half, and leading by as much as 21 points, the Knicks saw their lead disappear via their opponent’s huge third quarter. In thanks to the stellar performances of Terrence Jones (33 Points) and John Gillon (33 Points), the BayHawks outscored the Knicks 47-22 and made history along the way. That amount of points scored in a quarter was the most by an Knicks opponent since their November 2nd season opener against Maine and ironically enough, the Knicks’ 22 point total was the lowest since that same night.
Luke Kornet, one of Westchester’s “two-way” players, notched his third game of the season with at least 20 points as he scored 27.
Guard John Jenkins once again contributed with 23 points but struggled with his shooting and had to take 23 shots. And although the Knicks’ shooting splits were good from the field (46% on two pointers and 54% from three), they struggled mightily from the free throw line. The Knicks only made nine out of 17 attempts, resulting in 53%, which is noticeable because the BayHawks took 10 more attempts, yet converted 78% of them.
Next up for the Westchester Knicks is a four game home stand, starting with the Long Island Nets on Tuesday night.