The start of every week brings something new to look forward to in the world of Westchester Knicks basketball. Here are five things to know about your #DubKnicks for the week of March 20, 2017.
Weekend Recap: Westchester powered past Erie for its second straight victory on Sunday. The Knicks’ 116-104 win completed its four-game sweep of the BayHawks for the 20161-17 season. Sunday also featured Westchester’s largest margin of victory against Erie this campaign. After the action, the Knicks overall record moves to 18-26. Only six games remain in the regular season for Westchester, with four of those final six to be played at home at the Westchester County Center.
Top Performers: There have been plenty of star-studded performances for the Knicks as of late. In the last three games, Keith Wright owned two double-doubles and scored in double-digits in all three matchups. Wright also averaged 11 rebounds per game during that stretch.
The only person who outshined Keith Wright during the last three games is John Jenkins. Jenkins exploded even more so than usual this past week, averaging 31.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists. After dropping 40 points against the Long Island Nets, he managed to tie the Knicks all time record for most points in a game, originally set by Doron Lamb on March 12, 2015 against the Iowa Energy.
Also emerging as a top performer, Maurice Ndour was on assignment from the New York Knicks for Westchester’s game against Erie. Ndour led the team in scoring and rebounds with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds.
Midweek Action: The Knicks hit the road Tuesday night for a visit to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois for a battle with the Windy City Bulls. Westchester is 0-3 against the Bulls’ new Development League team this season. Windy City holds an overall record of 19-25, and is in last place in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.
Back-to-Back: Westchester returns to its home floor at the County Center this Friday against the Reno Bighorns. The Knicks haven’t faced Reno since January of last season. This Western Conference opponent currently sits in fourth place of the Pacific Division with a record of 16-27. Westchester will travel the following day to North Carolina to wrap up its season series against the Greensboro Swarm for the team’s final road game. The Knicks are 2-1 when facing the Swarm this season. This division rival sits just behind Westchester for fourth place in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. John Jenkins led the Knicks with 20 points and eight rebounds in the team’s last matchup against Greensboro.
Safety Night: Recognizing the men and women who keep us safe every day, all First Responders can get a $10 ticket at the Westchester County Center Box Office to Friday’s game by showing valid ID. Get to the game early to see a special pregame scrimmage between White Plains Police and White Plains Fire Departments! Police officers will wear custom jerseys to benefit Michael Perry, an officer who was killed in the line of duty. Jerseys will feature Officer Perry’s Car #18, which will be parked outside the arena. All proceeds from jersey sales will go to the Michael Perry Scholarship Fund. Also, the first 1,500 fans will receive a First Aid Kit provided by Metro North Railroad.