The Mad Ants had a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
It didn’t happen.
Despite Ike Nwamu’s 20 points, they lost 109-95 to the Westchester Knicks in front of an announced crowd of 1,093 at the Westchester County Center on Tuesday night in Westchester, New York.
The Knicks (2-6) were paced by Andrew White III’s 17 points and Zak Irvin’s 16.
The Mad Ants (1-7), off to the worst start in the franchise’s 13-year history, had won their first game of the season Sunday at Memorial Coliseum, where Alize Johnson had 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. But it was Johnson’s first game of the season with the Mad Ants and he immediately returned to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.
The Mad Ants also were without Naz Mitrou-Long (illness) and JaKeenan Gant (concussion) on Tuesday, when Stephan Hicks had 18 points and seven rebounds. C.J. Wilcox added 16 points.
As has become common, the Mad Ants were felled by turnovers – they had 23, 10 more than the Knicks – and they were outshot 49% to 40%.
Brian Bowen II had 15 points. Walt Lemon Jr. had 10 points and 11 assists for the Mad Ants, who play host to the Texas Legends at 7 p.m. Friday at the Coliseum.