It started out pretty even between the two teams, and halfway through the first, Westchester led the Mad Ants 10-9. It was close in the beginning with the Mad Ants with a little lead of 21-18. The Mad Ants began to pull away from Westchester by gaining a 9 point lead, 29-20. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants kept pushing and took a second quarter lead 44-29 and Westchester was forced to call a timeout with 1:30 left in the half. At the end of the half the Mad Ants led 50-32. Westchester began coming back cutting it to 11 with a score of 55-44. Westchester then cut it to six with a score of 67-61. At the end of the third the Mad Ants led by only 5 points, 67-62. They then cut it to one point making the score 72-71. The Mad Ants were determined, however, to come out on top as they took a ten point lead, 88-78. The Mad Ants and Knicks continued to trade baskets but the Knicks needed to get on a run. They did just that and cut it to 2 with 1:10 remaining on a Walker Russell three pointer to make it 94-92. Walker Russell Jr. then sank two free throws to tie the game at 94 with 03.6 seconds left. The Mad Ants then scored leaving 0.3 seconds left and taking the lead 96-94. And that was the game. After the game, we interviewed Marcus Ginyard who is a really chill guy and took the time to answer our questions. Here is the interview.
We also interviewed the coach, some fans, and Langston Galloway who was recently signed by the Knicks. Here are the interviews below.
Chris also interviewed a fan and gave the coach a few questions. You can see them on Christian's Corner.
Westchester played very well but unfortunately it did not end the way they wanted it to. Anyway, thanks for reading and please comment for more Westchester Knicks info!
Both teams had a bit of a tough time scoring in the beginning of the game. Once the teams started getting on the board, they traded baskets for a bit with the score being tied at 6. Then, Westchester decided to take control with a 7-0 run to make it 13-6. Iowa pushed back, however, to make it 15-13 halfway through the first. From then on, both teams proceeded to trade baskets until the end of the first with a score of 28-24 with Westchester in front. Iowa had an early run in the second taking a five point lead (37-32). They continued to trade baskets with Iowa still in front 51-47. However, Westchester tied it up at 51 right up to halftime. Iowa started well in the third quarter with an 8 point lead, 59-51. Westchester brought it back to 2 about halfway through the third. Ron Anderson Jr hit a big shot to give Westchester the lead and then Westchester began to take over with a 75-72. Westchester ended the quarter in front 81-77. Westchester started well in the fourth with a five point lead, 94-89. The Knicks then pulled away with a 101-96 lead with 49.9 seconds left in the fourth. Westchester won the game by a good 4 points with a final score of 108-104. Westchester closed out the game and won in spectacular fashion. Here is what Coach Kevin Whitted and Langston Galloway said after the game.
The Rocktown Monarchs also showed that they belong in the AAU leagues and tournaments because at halftime they played a game and really showed how they can ball out. They are coached by JR Inman and my brother and I are a part of the team as well. Anyway, to close, my brother and I were shown on the screens of the Westchester Community Center interviewing fans. Anyway, thanks for watching and please comment!
The game between the Maine Red Claws and the Westchester Knicks was tight throughout the whole game and ended in an amazing fashion. It started out pretty even throughout the first as the Red Claws and the Knicks traded baskets every time down. Ron Anderson Jr. (the Knicks’ newest pickup), really showed that he belonged on the court and ended the quarter with 8 early points and helped the Knicks take the lead after the first 30-27. The Knicks proceeded to fight and took a good 8 point lead (40-32) in the middle of the second. From then on until halftime, they traded baskets again with the Knicks leading 56-54 at the half. However, the Red Claws began a comeback and started a major run that left the Knicks down halfway through the third 77-67. Westchester pushed back, however and made it a four point game, (80-76), but were still trailing. At the end of the third, Maine led 82-78. The Knicks then pushed back to tie the game at 85. The Knicks went on a small 4-0 run to regain the lead 89-85. Maine did not give up, though, as they made the game close once again at 92-91 and then took the lead 93-92. Westchester went up 96-95 but Maine was not done as Time Frazier put up a potential game winner and made the game 97-96 with Maine in front. However, Walker Russell Jr. did not allow that to happen as he isolated Maine and took it to the rim to give Westchester the 98-97. Then, Tim Frazier hit a game winner to win 99-98 but it ended without review of interference or the amount of time left on the clock. Anyway, it was a good game and Coach Whitted stated that they should not have been in that position anyway. Here is the press conference that occurred after the game.
We also got to interview newly acquired Ron Anderson Jr and he was a really cool guy to chat with. Here is the interview down below.
This was a very exciting game although it did not end the way the Knicks wanted it to. They gave it their all and thing just did not go their way. Anyway, thanks for reading and please comment!
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.