The Westchester Knicks entered the second game of a back-to-back missing three players (Bryce Brown, Justin Patton and Ignas Brazdeikis) who were out with a variety of minor injuries. That didn’t faze the Knicks, however, as Westchester held the lead for the entire first half and led by as many as 18 points.
The Greensboro Swarm cut the deficit to 64-57 at the half and went on a 12-0 run in the third quarter to make it a one-point game. That was the closest the Swarm would get, as the Knicks kept the pressure on their opponents and picked up a 118-106 win over Greensboro.
The Knicks received stellar production from Tyler Hall, Myles Powell and Simi Shittu early in the game, while the team shot 47 percent from three (7-15) in the opening quarter. Westchester saw great ball movement, were getting into the paint, and were excelling in transition.
Powell had another solid game where he had an efficient shooting game and distributed the ball well. Shittu showed great energy and made an impact defensively. Louis King made an impact with his passing and scoring off the dribble.
Myles Powell led Westchester with 22 points and nine assists. Louis King finished with 21 points, four assists, three blocks and two steals. James Young recorded 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Simi Shittu posted another double-double (21 points and 14 rebounds), along with two blocks. Tyler Hall totaled 17 points (5-11 3PT) and 12 rebounds.
New York Knicks two-way player Jared Harper suffered an ankle injury early in the first quarter. Westchester Knicks head coach Derrick Alston told Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog that “it didn’t look great so we just kind of have to wait and see” regarding Harper’s injury.
Westchester is back in action on Saturday against the Santa Cruz Warriors. The Warriors are 0-1 this season.
Postgame With Westchester Knicks guard Myles Powell