Hot-Shooting Swarm Subdue Mad Ants
(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - The Greensboro Swarm shot a blistering 52 percent from the field, including 43 percent on three-pointers, to hand the Fort Wayne Mad Ants a, 118-102, defeat at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Wednesday night. Guard Damien Wilkins posted a game-high 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists in his first appearance with the Swarm this season.
The Swarm (11-22) held the lead after the first quarter and never looked back, outscoring the Mad Ants, 93-80, the final three quarters. Guard Terry Henderson had a productive first half, scoring 12 of his 18 points by intermission. All of Henderson's points on the night came from deep range, finishing 6-of-11 from beyond the arc.
Greensboro's two-way players Marcus Paige and Mangok Mathiang each scored 18 points as well. Paige crafted a quality performance with seven assists and six rebounds in 37 minutes. Mathiang bruised his way in 28 minutes with five rebounds and two highlight reel blocks.
Mad Ants (20-15) had forward DeQuan Jones lead all scorers with 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting. Guard Walter Lemon Jr. recorded his 21st game of 20-plus points with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists. Fort Wayne shot 49 percent for the game but was just 6-of-23 (26 percent) on three pointers. Meanwhile, Greensboro went 15-for-35 from deep.
Swarm forward Sam Thompson also scored in double figures, adding 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Greensboro's bench outscored Fort Wayne's, 36-19.
The Swarm continue its three games in a four-day stretch with a back-to-back this weekend. On Friday the Lakeland Magic visit the Fieldhouse for a 7 p.m. ET tip. Greensboro follows by hosting the Erie BayHawks on Saturday, also at 7 p.m. ET.
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