South Bay drops final game of road trip in Westchester

By Noah Camarena | December 5, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (5 December 2018) – The South Bay Lakers dropped the final game of their three-game road trip, as they fell to the Westchester Knicks, 103-89 (box score), on Wednesday night. Johnathan Williams scored a career-high 25 points for South Bay (6-8) to go along with 10 rebounds. Trevon Bluiett led the Knicks (12-3) with 29 points off the bench.

The Knicks took a slight lead after the first quarter, 21-20, despite eight points in the period by Williams. Westchester maintained a small lead after two, 43-39, as Bluiett scored a team-high nine points in the first half.

Westchester extended their lead through three, 74-64, behind 12 points in the frame from Bluiett. The Knicks were able to finish off the victory in the fourth quarter as Bluiett and Isaiah Hicks combined for 16 points in the final frame.

Bluiett’s game-high 29 points guided the Knicks to the win as Kadeem Allen pitched in 19 points of his own. Hicks finished with 13 points and seven rebounds while Kenrich Williams also scored in double figures with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Williams tallied his seventh double-double of the season and his third straight game with 20+ points. Travis Wear scored 14 points and Isaac Bonga finished with 11 points and eight rebounds. Andre Ingram tallied double figures off the bench with 11 points while Scott Machado finished with nine points and 10 assists.

South Bay will return home for a back-to-back, starting with a visit from the Santa Cruz Warriors on Friday, December 8 at 7:00pm PT from the UCLA Health Training Center. Tickets for both games are available in advance online or on the day of the game at the UCLA Health Training Center box office, which opens one hour prior to tipoff. Parking for all South Bay Lakers games is free of charge. For more information on the gameday experience, click here.

The NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers, the first franchise in G League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), will return for its 12th season of competition in 2018-19.  The Lakers franchise has established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 30 NBA Call-Ups and developing 25 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season. Last season, the Lakers returned to the playoffs for the third year in a row and saw a pair of players receive NBA Call-Ups to the Los Angeles Lakers, including Andre Ingram. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.