Jimmer Fredette had a huge night, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 26-point deficit as the Westchester Knicks fell to the Delaware 87ers 116-108 in the Westchester County Center on Wednesday night.
Sean Kilpatrick and Jordan McRae led the way for the 87ers as they held on to knock off the Knicks on the road. Kilpatrick totaled 29 points on 10 for 21 shooting from the floor with four rebounds and two assists while McRae finished with 24 points on 10 for 19 shooting to go along with five rebounds and four assists.
Christian Wood and David Laury also had big showings in the win. Wood had 18 points on 6 for 8 shooting from the floor with five rebounds and three steals in 21 minutes while Laury had a doubler-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Fredette paced three Knicks with double-doubles in the loss. He finished with 27 points on 9 for 21 shooting from the floor, including 4 for 8 from beyond the arc and 5 for 5 from the free-throw line. He added a game-high 10 assists, three rebounds and a steal in 42 minutes.
Jordan Bachynski added 25 points on 11 for 14 shooting from the field with 10 rebounds and three blocks while Darion Atkins registered 24 points on 12 for 18 shooting with 15 rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots.
Fredette started off the game slowly with just three points in the first quarter on 1 for 2 shooting with two turnovers and an assist.
The second quarter saw him find his stroke with five points on 2 for 3 shooting, including his second make of the night from 3-point land to go along with a pair of rebounds and two assists.
He found his rhythm in the third quarter for one of his most productive periods on the young season. He totaled 12 points on 4 for 7 shooting from the field while handing out three assists and collecting a steal.
The start of the fourth quarter was much of the same as he recorded seven points on a fade away jumper, a pair of free-throws and a 3-pointer in the first four minutes before he went cold and missed his last five shots of the night. While his shot stopped falling, he still managed three more assists.
The Westchester Knicks bounced back from a Wednesday night defeat with a 107-93 win over the Delaware 87ers in the Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center on Saturday night.
Jimmer Fredette had another strong showing to lead the Knicks in the victory. He finished with 23 points on 10 for 16 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 5 from 3-point range and 1 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 39 minutes.
He had plenty of help as four other Knicks reached double figures in scoring. Travis Trice II had 20 points on 9 for 17 shooting from the floor while Darion Atkins totaled 10 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.
Jordan Bachynski added 17 points on 7 for 11 shooting from the floor with eight rebounds while Sean Marshall managed 15 points off the bench.
Sean Kilpatrick carried the offensive load for the 87ers with 27 points on the strength of a 4 for 6 shooting night from beyond the arc with six rebounds, three assists and two steals, but also had eight turnovers.
John Bohannon added 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals while David Laury had another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Jimmer did most of his damage on the night be attacking off the bounce and getting to the paint for a series of floaters, scoop-shots and lay ups. He also helped his teammates get onto the highlight reel with a pair of perfectly thrown alley-oops for dunks.
On the season, he is averaging 23.3 points on 49.3 percent shooting from the floor, including 45.9 percent from 3-point land and 90 percent from the charity stripe. He also averages 4.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 36.7 minutes.
Up next for Fredette and the Knicks is a week off before their third straight game against the Delaware 87ers back at home.