Warriors Swarmed by Mad Ants, 118-90

Warriors humbled by Fort Wayne in blowout loss.

The Santa Cruz Warriors were blown out by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as they dropped their second game in a row 118-90.

The Mad Ants jumped on the Warriors early going on a 7-0 run to start off the game. The Warriors had no answers for anything the Mad Ants threw at them all night.

Despite having a putrid outing shooting the ball, 39.3 percent shooting form the field, the Warriors would continue to cut the lead behind Taylor Griffin and Travis Leslie's performance in the first half, both scoring 13 points. Going into halftime the Warriors only trailed by seven points, and it looked like the momentum was on their side as Stefhon Hannah hit a shot to end the period. 

The Mad Ants would explode in the second half offensively scoring 64 points and extending their lead to as much as 25 points mid-way through the fourth quarter.

Similar to their previous loss to the Mad Ants the Warriors defense did not show up to play. The Mad Ants had their way with the Warriors defense and shot a staggering 52.7 percent from the field. They also allowed seven Fort Wayne players to score in double figures with Tony Mitchell having a game high 21 points. 

The Warriors were also out rebounded 49-40 much like Thursday nights game where they were beat on the boards 64-57.

Travis Leslie, Taylor Griffin and Cameron Jones were the only players in double figures for the Warriors on the night scoring 17, 13 and 11 respectively.

The Warriors will now have to lick their wounds as they'll make the trip up to Reno for the NBA D-League Showcase. They have two games scheduled the first coming on Tuesday January 8th against the Austin Toros who they have yet to play.


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