Mad Ants’ woes continue with loss

March 2, 2019

The Mad Ants’ woes continued with a 101-99 loss to the Wisconsin Herd on Friday night, in front of an announced crowd of 3,295 at Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Despite getting 26 points from Edmond Sumner, who made 9 of 23 shots, the Mad Ants (19-22) lost their fifth straight game and for the seventh time in their last eight outings.

(Video of Sumner’s game is above.)

This came against the worst team in the Eastern Conference, though the Herd (10-30) got 32 points from Shevon Thompson, who made 14 of 18 shots and had 18 rebounds.

Xavier Munford had 24 points as Wisconsin shot 50 percent from the field, superior to Fort Wayne’s 37-percent shooting.

Former Mad Ants player Elijah Stewart scored three points over 19 minutes. Fort Wayne’s Ike Nwamu had 12 points against his former team, while Jordan Barnett, a former Herd player, totaled two points and six rebounds.

Rob Gray made 6 of 17 shots for 19 points for the Mad Ants.

Je’lon Hornbeak, in his first game back from serving a five-game suspension for violating the G League’s anti-drug policy, played five minutes for Fort Wayne and had two rebounds.

The Mad Ants, who now trail Windy City by 3½ games for first place in the Central Division and Grand Rapids by two games for second place, play 7 p.m. Monday at the Delaware Blue Coats.