Game recap from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants Fall at Home to the Erie BayHawks
(November 29, 2015) – The Mad Ants, sponsored by Lutheran Health Network, fell at home in a close contest to the Erie BayHawks 90-85 Sunday, November 29th at Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum.
In a game that began with the two teams sharing turns of the lead, resulting in four first quarter ties, it was the Mad Ants who found themselves on top at halftime, 54-46. Marcus Simmons led the team with 14 first half points. Rakeem Christmas matched teammate Walter Lemon Jr., who came off the bench, with 9 points each. After the game hit a tie late in the third quarter, the score began developing into more of a consistent battle for the late advantage. At the two minute mark, the BayHawks would take that lead and not look back. Simmons went on to lead the Mad Ants with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Christmas and Lemon Jr. remained in a tie with 13 points each.
For the BayHawks, Jordan Sibert led his team with 20 points, while Melvin Ejim followed 18 of his own.
The Mad Ants return to their road schedule for a Wednesday, December 2nd matinÃ©e with the Westchester Knicks at 11:00 a.m. at the Westchester Community Center. The team returns home Friday, December 4th to host the Canton Charge in an early season rematch, tipping off at 7:30 p.m. at Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum. Fans can purchase their Mad Ants tickets anytime, which start at just $6, at the Memorial Coliseum Box Office, by visiting, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
About the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the NBA Development League
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, are the NBA Development affiliate of the NBA Indiana Pacers. Established in 2007, the Mad Ants have marked their success in back-to-back Championship appearances, coming out on top in 2014 and returning to the Championship series in 2015. The 2014-2015 season also named the Mad Ants as the NBA Development League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA D-League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent through call-ups and assignments. 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 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2014-15 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. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.