5 Things To Know: A Clash Between Crosstown Rivals

By Joe Archino | March 13, 2017

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 13, 2017.

  1. Weekend Recap: The Knicks’ longest road trip of the season continued on Sunday as they saw action against the Maine Red Claws. Westchester battled, but was handed a 93-85 loss to its division leader. Maine has now held Westchester to a season-low 85 points on two occasions this season. The Knicks have come up empty handed in its last four games, but have an immediate opportunity to bounce back against the Long Island Nets. After the weekend, Westchester’s overall record moves to 16-25. The Knicks continue to maintain its position in third place of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

  1. Top Performers: Kevin Capers led Westchester with 21 points on Sunday, matching his season high. Capers also recorded four assists, four rebounds, and three steals. Doron Lamb also put together an impressive performance, adding in 18 points and grabbing six rebounds. Keith Wright provided 10 points, his fourth consecutive game scoring in double digits. Maurice Ndour was on assignment from the New York Knicks. He provided seven points, eight rebounds, and three assists.

  1. The Battle of the Burbs: More than bragging rights are at stake as the Knicks prepare to take on its crosstown rival twice this week. On Tuesday, Westchester will make a short trip over to the Barclays Center to face the Long Island Nets. Tuesday’s game marks the end of the Knicks current five game road trip. Westchester returns to the County Center on Thursday for the first time in nearly two weeks for another bout with the Nets. Long Island defeated the Knicks earlier in the season by a score of 118-114 with Courtney Fells leading the team with 21 points. Keith Wright had a double-double, recording 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds. These geographic counterparts will see each other one final time on April 1. Westchester will hold the home court advantage against Long Island during its regular season finale.

  1. Hitting The Road Again: The Knicks’ one game home stand won’t last long. Westchester will pack its bags again this weekend as they travel to Pennsylvania to take on the Erie BayHawks. Erie has proven to be a favorable matchup for the Knicks as Westchester is 3-0 against the BayHawks this season. Von Wafer has lead the team in scoring during the last two matchups against this opponent. Four of the Knicks final nine games all come on the road.

  1. Irish Night + College Night: St. Patrick’s Day is getting an early start at the Westchester County Center on Thursday! Murphy’s Irish Stout drafts will be available for $5, and we’re going green by giving the first 1,000 fans Tree Saplings, courtesy of Eastern Land Management. It’s also College Night! Students with valid College ID can purchase up to two $10 tickets at the Westchester County Center Box Office, which includes access to a pregame seminar with representatives from the Madison Square Garden Student Associate Program beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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