The Westchester Knicks returned to their winning ways with a 102-94 road victory over the Southwest Division-leading Austin Spurs on Friday night.
Jimmer Fredette led the way as the Knicks improved to 7-1 on the season with another big scoring night. He totaled a game-high 26 points on 10 for 24 shooting from the floor and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. He added four steals, three assists and three rebounds in 38 minutes.
Three other Knicks scored in double figures against the Spurs. Sean Marshall had 14 points on 5 for 12 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals while Darion Atkins managed 12 points on 50 percent shooting with eight rebounds, five blocked shots and three assists.
Jordan Bachynski and Travis Trice also made big contributions. Bachynski had 10 points and four rebounds while Trice totaled nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Boban Marjanovic led six Spurs in double figures in the loss with 16 points on 7 for 11 shooting from the floor to go along with nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Jarrell Eddie registered 15 points on 6 for 9 shooting from the floor and 2 for 3 from beyond the arc while Orlando Johnson had 15 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Cameron Bairstow added 12 points on 50 percent shooting with nine rebounds while Youssou Ndoye chipped in with 10 points and 14 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Ray McCallum had 10 points on 5 for 17 shooting from the floor with four assists, three rebounds and two turnovers after he was assigned by San Antonio.
Fredette started out the game slowly with just three first-quarter points on 1 for 6 shooting, including 1 for 2 from 3-point land, an assist and a steal. He turned it up on both ends of the floor in the second quarter as the Knicks made a big comeback with 14 points on 6 for 9 shooting, including a 3-point play, two jumpers, two lay ups and a 3-point shot. He also managed three steals and an assist. He added four third-quarter points on a pair of jump shots while grabbing a rebound and handing out an assist. He contributed five more points in the final stanza, including another lay up and three free-throws.
On the season, he has played three games with the Knicks and is averaging 28.3 points on 50.8 percent shooting from the floor and 90.9 percent from the free-throw line. He is also putting up 6.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals in 40.3 minutes a night.
Up next for Fredette and the Knicks is a matchup with the Oklahoma City Blue on Saturday night. The Blue are winless on the season in eight tries, but do have some nice players, including Mitch McGary, Josh Huestis and Cameron Payne on assignment from the Thunder.
McGary is averaging 16.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting from the floor with 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in two game with the Blue while Huestis is chipping in with 10.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 assists in six games.
Talib Zanna and Marquis Teague have put up some big numbers as well. Zanna is averaging 16.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in eight games while Teague is managing 15.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting from 3-point land with 6.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds in eight games.