The Fort Wayne Mad Ants (9-3) fell to the Long Island Nets (4-11) after a back and forth battle at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Friday night.
While he may be playing out of position as a 6-foot-7 center, former University of Kentucky standout Alex Poythress has found a home leading the Fort Wayne Mad Ants so far this season.
In three previous game with the Mad Ants this season Christmas averaged 14.0 points and 6.7 rebounds.
After spending three games with the Mad Ants forward Georges Niang has been recalled to the NBA by the Indiana Pacers.
Leslie recorded a double-double for Fort Wayne scoring 17 points off the bench and 12 rebounds. Mad Ants had six other players who scored in double-digits, Poythress and McKinney-Jones logged 23 each. Niang and Zeisloft each put down 13 points. Stone had 12 points and Jordan Loyd tacked on 11 points.
Poythress led the Mad Ants with 23 points, 10 rebounds. Georges Niang added 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists and Jordan Loyd finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.
Despite attending high school at Lyons Township in La Grange, Illinois, Zeisloft actually has family ties to northeast Indiana.
Pacers rookie Georges Niang scored 13 points in his Mad Ants debut on Thursday night but it wasn’t enough as Fort Wayne coughed up a late lead and eventually fell in overtime 124-121 to the Maine Red Claws.
The Mad Ants play at home Thursday against the Maine Red Claws at 7 p.m. EST. Niang is expected to be in uniform.
FORT WAYNE, Ind, (WANE) – The Mad Ants improve their season record to 7-1 after defeating Windy City 95-83.
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Gansey led Fort Wayne to a 6-0 record in November, the NBA D-League’s only undefeated team for the month.
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.