You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Mad Antics

  • Interesting reading for Ants fans
    Suddenly, the Mad Ants have four NBA players on their roster. The Atlanta Hawks sent down Adreian Payne and John Jenkins today, and they will be in the lineup when the Mad Ants play host to Delaware.
  • NBA veteran Jones back with Ants
    The Mad Ants have signed Dahntay Jones, who played for the Mad Ants in 2007-08 and averaged 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds over 10 games.
  • Payne returning to Atlanta
    Adreian Payne has returned to the Atlanta Hawks, but there is a chance he could return to the Mad Ants for their game Friday at Memorial Coliseum.

Mad Ants lose to Sioux Falls

Skyforce cruises to 106-99 win

Down went the home winning streak, propelled by tired legs and one glaring absence.

Playing their third game in five days, and with leading scorer and rebounder Luke Harangody on the bench in street clothes with a knee injury, the Mad Ants led very early and then never again, falling to Sioux Falls 106-99 at Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday.

A 7-0 Sioux Falls run took the Skyforce from a 5-2 deficit to a 9-5 lead, and the Ants never caught up thereafter. The loss snapped a six-game home winning streak stretching back to December.

Tony Mitchell led the Ants (13-15) with 27 points and Ron Howard added 20, but no one else scored more than 13. Nine threes by Sioux Falls and 25 turnovers to just 18 assists for the Mad Ants did the rest.

Demetris Nichols led the Skyforce (17-11), which put seven players in double figures, with 22 points.