Mad Ants drop game to Iowa Energy

Mad Ants logo

News release from the Mad Ants:

Mad Ants Drop Game to Energy

(January 29, 2015) – The Mad Ants, sponsored by Lutheran Health Network, after an extended road trip, returned home Thursday night where they fell to the Iowa Energy 94-103 at Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum.

Despite quick play from the home team, the Mad Ants found themselves trailing at the half 49-60 with Andre Emmett leading the team with 11 points and Gary Talton with 9 of his own. Indiana Pacers assignee, Shayne Whittington, found early playing time with 4 first half points.

In the second half, newly acquired Mad Ant and former Indiana Hoosier, Will Sheehey, gained not only his first few minutes as a Mad Ant but his first points as well. Sheehy finished the night with 8 points in front of an electric crowd. The Mad Ants pushed within four late in the fourth quarter, but could not take over control of the lead from Iowa. Emmett led all scorers on the night with 25 points, while CJ Fair ended his night with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Whittington finished with 5 points in his Mad Ants debut.

For the Energy, Diante Garrett would lead with 23 points and Russ Smith would end with 17 points.

The Mad Ants will be back in action Saturday, January 31st when travel to Maine to take on the Red Claws for a 7:00 p.m. match-up. Fans can purchase Mad Ants tickets, which start at just $6, at the Memorial Coliseum Box Office, by visiting, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 18 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchise for the 2014-15 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. One-third of all NBA players at the end of the 2013-14 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs.


Related Images:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here