News release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants Take Win at Home
(December 19, 2014) – The Mad Ants, sponsored by Lutheran Health Network, exploded in their victory at home beating the Westchester Knicks 113-96 Friday night at Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum in a second half offensive showcase.
After a slow start to the first quarter, the Mad Ants pushed the Knicks to a 16 point hole, taking the lead at the half 58-42. Atlanta Hawks assignee, Mike Muscala lead the first half off the bench for the Mad Ants with 12 points and 5 rebounds in his debut back in Fort Wayne. Teammate and New Orleans Pelicans assignee, Russ Smith, came off the bench to record 7 assists, complimenting his 6 early points. For the Knicks, both Langston Galloway and Markeith Cummings registered 7 points each to lead at the half.
Fort Wayne remained dominant over the Knicks through the second half posting several players in double figures, and finding themselves up the entire 24 minutes with leads of 25 or more. Leading the Mad Ants for the night was Washington Wizard assignee, Glen Rice Jr. with 21 points, while Smith finished with 19 points and 11 assists. Muscala grabbed 11 rebounds to add to his 18 points on the night.
For the Knicks, Thanasis Antetokounm and Markeith Cummings finished the night each recording 18 points. Teammate Orlando Sanchez contributed 7 rebounds to lead the team.
The Mad Ants will be back in action Saturday, December 20th as they travel to Grand Rapids for an 7:00 pm tip-off with the Drive. The Mad Ants next home game will follow their last road game of December vs the Iowa Energy on the 27th as they host the Austin Spurs on Sunday, December 28th at 5:00 pm. Fans can purchase Mad Ants tickets, which start at just $6, at the Memorial Coliseum Box Office, by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.