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The Journal Gazette

Friday, March 09, 2018 7:00 pm

Can 87ers by Ants' remedy?

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The Mad Ants have lost three straight games. Good thing they are playing the Delaware 87ers. Not only is Fort Wayne 25-18 and Delaware a lowly 13-31, but the 87ers allowed Fort Wayne to shoot a season-best 61.5 percent from the field on Jan. 17 in Newark, Delaware, when the Ants won 127-120. In the previous meeting at Memorial Coliseum, the Mad Ants won, too, 127-115. But the leading scorer that day, Walt Lemon Jr. (34 points) is now in the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Edmond Sumner is back from bereavement leave, so that will be a welcome sign for the Mad Ants who could use some more penetration from the guards.

jcohn@jg.net