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The Journal Gazette

Monday, March 11, 2019 10:00 pm

Mad Ants finish poorly in loss to Raptors

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

Rob Gray made 8 of 16 shots and totaled 19 points, not nearly enough to help the Mad Ants avoid their 10th loss in their last 12 games.

They fell 112-82 to Raptors 905 on Monday night in front of an announced crowd of 3,832 at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Before the game, the NBA’s Indiana Pacers sent Alize Johnson and Edmond Sumner back to the Mad Ants (20-25).

Johnson had 16 points and 15 rebounds – he had come in averaging a double-double in G League action with 19.2 points and 13.6 rebounds over 25 games – and Sumner had 10 points Monday.

Jovan Mooring added 15 points for the Mad Ants, who had won their previous game, 110-98 over the Lakeland Magic on Friday at Memorial Coliseum, and play their next two games on the road against the Capital City Go-Go on Thursday and Saturday.

The Raptors (28-18) were paced by 24 points from Jordan Loyd, a former Mad Ants player, who made 9 of 16 shots and accrued 12 assists.

Wade Baldwin IV added 23 points.

Their team closed the game strong, scoring 31 of the final 41 points, to cement the victory.

The Raptors won 2 of the 3 regular-season meetings between the teams.

jcohn@jg.net