The Cougar pro basketball tracker, Jimmer Fredette, game 6: Fredette shines in big win

The Westchester Knicks used a balanced offensive attack as they knocked off the Delaware 87ers 118-95 at the Westchester County Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Knicks did most of their damage in the middle two quarters as they outscored the 87ers 70-40 before they coasted home with the easy win.

Jimmer Fredette and Sean Marshall led the way as six Knicks scored in double figures. Fredette had 21 points in three quarters of play while Marshall had 19 points on 8 for 12 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 3 from beyond the arc. He added five rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes.

Jordon Crawford and Jordan Bachynski also had huge outings for the Knicks as they improved to 8-3 on the season. Crawford had 18 points on 8 for 15 shooting from the field to go along with four rebounds, three assists and two steals while Bachynski had 15 points on 6 for 9 shooting with 15 rebounds and three blocks.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo added 12 points on 60 percent shooting while Darion Atkins chipped in with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Christian Wood and Sean Kilpatrick paced Delaware in the loss. Wood had 22 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor and 9 for 12 from the free-throw line with eight rebounds and a block while Kilpatrick managed 21 points on 8 for 16 shooting from the field, including 4 for 7 from 3-point land.

Gani Lawal finished with a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Jordan McRae added 12 points, six assists and three rebounds as Delaware dropped to 5-6 on the year.

Fredette had one of his most completed performances since arriving with the D-League Knicks. He was 8 for 12 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in just 26 minutes of action.

He did most of his first half scoring in and around the paint. He scored six points in the first quarter on a pair of lay ups and a short jumper and added another floating lay up in the second.

He had one of the best quarters of his pro career in the third with 13 points on 4 for 4 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 3 from beyond the arc and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line while grabbing four rebounds and handing out four assists.

He started it out with a technical free-throw before he knocked down a his first 3-pointer of the game on a pass from Travis Trice. His next big play came in transition when he found Antetokounmpo with the perfect alley-oop for the huge throw down. After he handed out two more assists, Fredette got back to scoring with a lay up and another 3-pointer on back-to-back possessions. He capped off his scoring with his most impressive basket of the game on a great crossover in transition that left him open for his third 3-point shot of the day.

One the season, he is averaging 25 points on 46.8 percent shooting from the floor, including 44.8 percent from 3-point land and 92.1 percent from the charity stripe. He has also added 5.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 36.4 minutes.

Up next for Fredette and the Knicks is a trip to Canada to face off against the Raptors 905 on Sunday night. The 905 are 3-7 on the season.


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