On Saturday night, the Westchester Knicks (10-3) found themselves on the road as they faced the Greensboro Swarm (4-7). To begin this season, the Knicks have played some really good basketball and did so in various ways before entering Greensboro with a four game winning streak in tow. After enduring a high scoring affair, which included a brief back and forth, the Knicks defeated the Swarm, 110-99, winning their fifth consecutive game and 10th of this season.
As seen throughout their winning streak, the Knicks received plenty of help on offense. Isaiah Hicks and Billy Garrett were once again the leading scorers with 25 and 24 points and did plenty of damage to the Swarm’s defense with their efficiency and good shot selection. And as if that wasn’t enough, the trio of Kadeem Allen, Trevon Biuiett, and Kenrich Williams boosted the Knicks’ offense with a combined 45 points on 17-35 shooting.
The Swarm kept up with the Knicks in the first half and even held a 54-48 lead at halftime. While their shooting totals weren’t the best (36% from the field and 40% from three), the Swarm were aggressive with their offensive approach because of six players who scored double digit points including “Two-Way” player J.P. Macura, and their 2017-’18 second round picks in Dwayne Bacon and Devonte Graham.
Even though, the Knicks have allowed high point totals all season, they must receive credit, for when their defensive efforts is working. For example, during Saturday’s match-up in the second half, the Knicks held the Swarm scoreless between two and a half minutes to four minutes on two separate occasions. Those stretches of good defense either shorten the Swarm’s lead or extended the Knicks’s when they were up.
Up next for the 10-3 Knicks is another road match-up, this time against the Delaware Blue Coats on Monday night.