FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants defeated the Erie BayHawks, 115-96, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 4,077. Jarrod Uthoff led the Mad Ants with his team-leading ninth double-double performance of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
After dropping last night’s game to Canton, the Mad Ants (27-20) bounced back to shoot over 51 percent from the floor, including an 11-of-28 clip from beyond the arc.
With the win tonight, the Mad Ants increased the lead over Erie (26-22) to 1.5 games for the second spot in the eastern conference playoff race.
DeQuan Jones knocked down four of his seven shots from three-point range to aid in his game-high 23 points. Walt Lemon Jr. added 19 points in his second game back from his stint with the New Orleans Pelicans.
All other starters – Stephan Hicks and Jamil Wilson – finished in double figures as well for Fort Wayne, ending up with 17 and 12 each.
Erie was paced by 20 points from Jordan Mathews on 7-of-11 shooting off the bench. Chris McCullough, who is on assignment from the Washington Wizards, contributed 16 points, two rebounds and two assists for the BayHawks.