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Westchester Knicks climb back to .500 following 100-91 win over Canton Charge

Ignas Brazdeikis and Simi Shittu each contributed a double-double for Westchester.

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The Westchester Knicks opened the game on a high note with an early 17-0 run to take a 20-6 lead. Jared Harper put up six of those 17 points and finished with nine points and four assists after one quarter of play. Canton trailed by nine points, but cut their deficit in the second quarter and took the lead following a Malachi Richardson perimeter shot. The Charge kept it close in the second quarter and trailed by one point at the half.

Westchester came out strong in the second half on both ends and played with strong effort. The Knicks held the Charge to six points in the first six minutes and held the lead for the entire 12 minutes. Ignas Brazdeikis scored Westchester’s first six points of the fourth quarter and pushed the team’s lead to double figures. The Knicks improved to 4-4 following the 100-91 over Canton.

Westchester’s defense looked strong in the second half, as the team held Canton to 25 points through the first 18 minutes. The Knicks gave great effort on the defensive end and often used their defense to give them points on offense. The 91 points put up by Canton is the lowest total points Westchester has given up this season.

Jared Harper led Westchester with 19 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Louis King finished with 20 points (3/4 3PT), seven rebounds and two steals. Ignas Brazdeikis totaled 16 points and 12 rebounds. Simi Shittu recorded his fifth double-double (10 points, 13 rebounds) to go with two steals.

The Knicks are back in action tomorrow in their second game of a back-to-back against the Lakeland Magic. The game will be at 3:00pm on ESPN 2.