Drive Fall To Mad Ants

By Matt Besselsen | December 14, 2014

It was an offensive explosion Saturday night as the Fort Wayne Mad Ants redeemed last night’s buzzer beating dagger, as they defeated the Grand Rapids Drive 101-87 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

It was all Mad Ants through the first half, showing consistent dominance, declaring leads as large as 11 and presenting only one lead change through the 24 minute duration. New Orleans Pelican assignee, Russ Smith, lead the Mad Ants with 14 points at the half with teammate Andre Emmett recording 13. For the Drive, Lorenzo Brown posted 13 points to lead Grand Rapids at the half.

Fort Wayne remained strong against the Drive through the second half extending their advantage to 25 and holding a lead the entirety of the second half. Leading the second half for the Mad Ants was the duo of Smith, who increased his points to a 19 total with six assists, and Emmett, who went on to lead the team with 22 points and six rebounds.

For the Drive, Brown finished the night recording 22 points and six assists, while teammate Kelsey Barlow contributed nine rebounds to lead the team.

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