After the Memphis Hustle scored the first six points of the game, the Westchester Knicks went on a run of their own (12-2) behind six points from Louis King. Both teams kept it close in the first quarter, as Westchester held a one-point lead, 25-24, after 12 minutes of play.
Even though the Knicks opened the second quarter with the first six points, the Hustle built their lead up in the second frame. Memphis capped off a 36-point second quarter with a 11-2 run in the final three 3:50 of the first half. The Hustle held a 60-46 lead at the half behind 14 points from Sean McDermott and 10 points from Freddie Gillespie.