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Mad Antics

  • Mad Ants grab 1st win of season
    Led by 28 points from Andre Emmett, the Mad Ants got their first victory over the season Saturday night, defeating the Erie Bayhawks 103-93 in front of 4,617 fans at Erie Insurance Arena.
  • Mad Ants tough start continues
    The Mad Ants’ defense of their D-League championship has gotten off to a rough start. A 99-87 loss Friday at Erie, Pennsylvania, dropped them to 0-3 on the season.
  • Porter out tonight at Erie
    Mad Ants captain Chris Porter is out of the lineup tonight at Erie, Pennsylvania, with an elbow injury. Titus Rubles will take his place on the active roster.

Maine leads Ants at the half

Even though the Mad Ants are hitting 57.1 percent from the field (20 of 35), the visiting Maine Red Claws lead the Ants at the half, 64-60.

Maine, led by Chris Wright's 18 points and 16 from former Butler guard Shelvin Mack, has outrebounded the Ants 26-19 and has five fewer turnovers (11-6).

Walker Russell Jr. and Ron Howard lead the Ants with 16 points each, but have gotten them in different ways. Russell is 6 of 9 from the floor and has hit three three-pointers, while Howard is 11 of 14 from the free throw line.

Former Purdue standout JaJuan Johnson has 0 points and four fouls.