FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Mad Ants, sponsored by Lutheran Health Network, fell short at home, dropping the game to the Austin Spurs 93-106 Sunday night at Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum.
The Mad Ants faced a slow start to the first half against the first place Spurs, scoring only 13 in the first quarter before cutting the lead to 43-60 at half. Leading the Mad Ants in the first half was Andre Emmett with 16 points and 4 rebounds. Newly assigned Charlotte Hornet, Noah Vonleh saw time off the bench in the first half, while Toronto Raptor assignee, Bruno Caboclo and Gary Talton saw time in their home court debuts. For the Spurs, JaMychal Green lead his team with 11 points, while Josh Davis grabbed 12 first half rebounds for his 7 points.
Fort Wayne remained behind the entire second half, though cutting the lead as time wound down. Several Mad Ants recorded double figures, with Emmett leading the team with 21 points and 7 rebounds and Dahntay Jones contributed 16 points. Off the bench, Vonleh recorded 12 points and 3 rebounds in his Mad Ants debut.
For the Spurs, JaMychal Green finished the night with 23 points and 14 rebounds, while Josh Davis recorded 11 points with 15 rebounds. Off the bench, Orlando Johnson contributed 19 points.
Former Indiana Hoosier Noah Vonleh scored 12 points in his Mad Ants debut.
The Mad Ants will be back in action Tuesday, December 30th and Thursday January 1st as they host Oklahoma City for two 7:00 pm tip-offs with the Blue. 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.