DETROIT – With two games remaining, the Motor City Cruise continued their final home stand and took on the Westchester Knicks. Prior to tonight’s game, the Cruise were 0.5 games behind the Capital City Go-Go in the Eastern Conference Standings for a playoff spot. However, the Cruise were without their two-ways Jared Rhoden, and Buddy Boeheim for tonight’s game. Despite the absence of the two-way players, the Motor City Cruise defeated the Westchester Knicks with a score of 122-93. Motor City has now won five straight games (six out of their last seven).
Motor City opened the game with a 10-2 run. After the first, Motor City led 25-19. During the second quarter, the Knicks would battle to take their first lead of the game. However, the Cruise responded and were able to extend their lead from the first quarter. At the end of the half, Motor City led 59-47. Reggie Perry led the Cruise with 15 points at the half, as James Akinjo led Westchester with nine. Perry had all his 15 points in the second quarter alone.
With a 13-5 run in the third quarter, the Motor City Cruise extended their lead with a score of 91-65. Then in the fourth, Motor City went on cruise control to close out the game with a win.
Stanley Umude led the way with 22 points for Motor City. Keifer Sykes followed up with 19 points. Lastly, David Nwaba secured his 10th double-double of the regular season. He scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
For Westchester, Justin Wright-Foreman led the way with 18 points. James Akinjo and Dmytro Skapintsev followed up with 14 points.
The Motor City Cruise improved to 17-14 and the Westchester Knicks fell to 9-21. The Motor City Cruise are set to take on the Cleveland Charge to close out the regular season at Wayne State Field House, hoping to clinch a playoff spot for the second consecutive year. Tip-off is slated for 7:00pm EST on Friday, March 24. The game can be seen on “The PREP” live stream at https://www.theprepsports.com/ and at https://gleague.nba.com/.