The Westchester Knicks opened the season on Wednesday against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The Knicks held the lead through the first half, but Mad Ants tied the score after three quarters of play. After Fort Wayne held a 91-88 lead in the fourth quarter, Westchester went on a 12-0 run to secure the lead. Every time the Mad Ants inched closer, the Knicks maintained their lead. In the end, they walked away with a 125-120 victory.
Jared Harper burst out of the game with a strong offensive quarter. Harper was finishing strong at the basket, was draining shots from the perimeter, and was finding teammates in the right spots. Ignas Brazdeikis had a solid first half and produced a double-double to go along with an efficient scoring game.
Harper led Westchester 31 points (10-15 FG), 10 assists and two blocks. Brazdeikis finished with 28 points (11-20 FG) and 15 rebounds. James Young recorded 20 points and five rebounds. Myles Powell totaled 16 points (3-6 3PT) and four rebounds.
Westchester shot 52.4 percent from the field and 40 percent (14-35) from beyond the arc.
Westchester is back in action tomorrow against the Greensboro Swarm. The game will be on ESPNU.
Postgame With New York Knicks Two-Way Player/Westchester Knicks Guard Jared Harper