109-107 loss drops Fort Wayne to 6-1 this season.
Juylan Stone added 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 13 assists while Stephan Hicks and Jordan Loyd each scored 17 points.
In three games with the Ants this season Christmas is averaging 14.0 points a game and 6.7 rebounds.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants (5-0) put up a fight against the Iowa Energy (2-6) to win 95-94 with a strong layup by Julyan Stone in the final two second of the game.
Three Mad Ants recorded double-doubles in the win.
Fort Wayne’s offense had their way in the first quarter putting up an astonishing 40 points. The Mad Ants took control early. Stephan Hicks set the tone to start the game, hitting his first 3-pointer on the Mad Ants first possession of the game.
According to WANE-TV’s sources, Bentil has signed what is being described as a lucrative 60-day contract to play overseas.
Ben Bentil scored 27 points as the Mad Ants opened their season with a 120-99 win over the Greensboro Swarm.
The Mad Ants will get the season rolling on Saturday as Fort Wayne opens the NBADL season with a road game at Greensboro.
Former I.U. standouts Christian Watford and Nick Zeisloft are among the 15 players battling for a spot on Fort Wayne’s final roster as the Mad Ants opened training camp on Tuesday.
The 15-man roster includes the additions of Ben Bentil, Alex Poythress, Julyan Stone, and Nick Zeisloft as affiliate players from the Indiana Pacers.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants added four players to their roster through the 2016 D-League draft.
Bentil was one of Boston’s second-round draft picks in June but was cut before the start of the season.
Al Grushkin was the head coach at Indiana Tech from 2010-14 and had three nationally ranked teams.
The Mad Ants are closing in on the 10th season in the Summit City and tonight they hosted an “Ant Invasion” at the Coliseum.
Previous owners John Zeglis and President Jeff Potter will be honored at the home opener on November 20th at 5:00 p.m
The home slate tips of November 20 when Mad Ants host Sioux Falls Skyforce at War Memorial Coliseum.
The Mad Ants announced they will hold open tryouts on Saturday, October 1st for the at the McMillen Park Community Center.
Whittington played 40 games with the Mad Ants during the 2015-2016 season. He averaged 12.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
Former Mad Ant Ron Howard is paring up with his former team this week for the annual Mad Ants Basketball Academy.