The Journal Gazette
Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:10 pm

Mad Ants' offense lights up Lakers

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The Mad Ants’ offense was in its best form of the season – led by Stephan Hicks’ 30 points – in a 149-124 victory over the South Bay Lakers today.

It was the second most points scored in franchise history, four off a record set against Reno on Jan. 13, 2015.

In front of an announced attendance of 673 at the UCLA Health Training Center, Hicks made 9 of 16 shots, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, and he totaled 11 rebounds.

C.J. Wilcox, who made 11 of 17 shots, including 6 of 12 from beyond the arc, had 28 points. Daxter Miles Jr. had 15 points.

The Mad Ants made 20 of 42 from beyond the arc, one off the franchise record for made 3s from Dec. 1, 2016, against Raptors 905.

Fort Wayne (13-14) has won four straight games and 10 of its last 14. South Bay (10-19) has lost 10 in a row.

Fort Wayne’s previous season high for scoring came in a 125-124 victory over the Wisconsin Herd on Dec. 16 at Memorial Coliseum.

The Mad Ants’ first quarter, in which they built a 43-23 lead, was their highest-scoring quarter of the season. It was also their highest-scoring half of the season; they led 77-56.

South Bay was paced by Pierre Jackson’s 26 points and Zach Norvell Jr.’s 21.

Reggie Hearn, who played at Snider High School, had 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting – all from 3-point range.

The Mad Ants play 9 p.m. Tuesday against the Salt Lake City Stars in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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