It was a great back-and-forth contest between the Westchester Knicks and Santa Cruz Warriors. There were 25 lead changes and the score was knotted up on eight occasions. The score was tied at 89 heading into the fourth quarter. Both teams battled until the end, as it was a one possession game heading into the final minute. When the final buzzer sounded, Westchester suffered their first loss of the season, 124-116.
James Young and Tyler Hall shot the ball well from deep, while Young filled up the stat sheet. Hall caught fire in the the second quarter by draining three triples, while finishing his second straight game with 5+ threes made. Myles Powell made a great impact with his scoring and playmaking. Westchester capitalized off Santa Cruz’s turnovers with the Knicks scoring 28 points off 23 turnovers.
Myles Powell led Westchester with 24 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals. Tyler Hall recorded 21 points (6/10 3PT). Simi Shittu finished with his third double-double (20 points and 12 rebounds), along with two steals. James Young totaled 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Skal Labissiere posted 15 points and five rebounds. Louis King recorded 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
Santa Cruz was efficient with their outside shot, as the team shot 45 percent from deep. Former New York Knick Jeremy Lin shot 7-of-9 from three and finished with 29 points.
The Knicks are back in action on Monday against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (1-2). The game will be at 11:30AM on ESPN+ and MSG.