Mad Ants dominant in win over Iowa

 

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News release from the Mad Ants:

Mad Ants Dominant in Win Over Iowa

(February 28, 2016) – The Mad Ants, sponsored by Lutheran Health Network, topped the Iowa Energy, 110-85 on Sunday, February 28th at the Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum.

Iowa jumped out to an early lead behind the 62.5% shooting of former Mad Ant Ramon Harris. Harris, who was making his first appearance back to Fort Wayne since joining the Iowa Energy, led all scorers at the half with 13 points in addition to his seven rebounds. CJ Fair and Rakeem Christmas fueled the Mad Ants offense the first half to eliminate Iowa’s lead and develop their own double figured advantage late. As both teams headed into halftime, the Mad Ants found themselves up 54-39. Fair and Christmas each lead with eleven points. Fresh off a strong performance at Canton, Terran Petteway followed his teammates with 10 points.

The Mad Ants advanced their fifteen point halftime lead as the third quarter progressed, growing it their largest lead of the night, 29, on 65% shooting by the time the quarter came to a close; Fort Wayne would not drop below a twenty point lead the remainder of the game, allowing them to take the 110-85 victory in the end. Stephan Hicks became a dominant offensive threat in the fourth quarter, as he ended his night with 18 points. Petteway, who secured a double-double with 20 points and ten rebounds followed Fair who would go on to lead all scorers with 24 points and five rebounds.

Leading the way for the Energy, Jarell Martin finished with 19 points and Patrick Christopher and Ramon Harris concluded with 13 points each.

Fort Wayne moves to 16-21 on the season, while Iowa falls to 17-20.

The Mad Ants will head north for a road matchup with the Raptors 905 on Thursday, March 3rd with tip set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Fans can purchase Mad Ants tickets anytime, 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.

 

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.

 

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