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Mad Ants' streak ends at Bakersfield

Point guard Ron Howard injured early in the game

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:36 am

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Mad Ants' franchise-longest winning streak is over.

Bakersfield beat the Ants 126-115 in an NBA D-League game on Friday night at Jam Events Center, ending Fort Wayne's winning streak at eight games. The Ants' record slipped to 11-11 with the loss.

Luke Harangody and Anthony Richardson scored 26 points apiece and Tony Mitchell added 24 to lead the Ants. Harangody also had 11 rebounds. Indiana Pacers assignee Miles Plumlee scored 10 points with 12 rebounds. Milwaukee Bucks assignee Doron Lamb had a team-high five assists.

Point guard Ron Howard, the team's leading scorer, left the game after three minues with an injury and did not score.

The Ants play again at 9:30 Fort Wayne time tonight against the Los Angeles D-Fenders in Los Angeles.

Bakersfield (14-7) hit 51 percent from the field and put six players in double figures , led by Renaldo Major with 21.

BAKERSFIELD 126, MAD ANTS 115

Fort Wayne*30*24*30*31—115

Bakersfield*33*32*32*29—126

Fort Wayne: Richardson 9-14 4-7 26, Harangody 12-22 1-1 26, Mitchell 9-20 2-2 24, Partin 0-3 0-0 0, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 2-6 0-0 4, Lamb 1-8 0-0 3, Rojas 4-10 1-2 10, Plumlee 5-8 0-2 10, Wallace 1-3 4-6 6, Smith 2-3 2-3 6. Totals 45-97 14-23.

Bakersfield: Major 8-11 3-5 21, Koch 5-12 2-4 14, Butch 6-11 4-4 19, Garrett 8-17 2-2 18, McNeal 8-13 1-1 18, Cooper 3-5 0-0 6, Nunnally 2-7 1-1 5, Dennis 2-4 0-0 4, Foster 5-8 0-0 12, Thomas 3-5 0-0 9. Totals 50-93 13-17 126.

Three-point goals: FW/11-26 (Richardson 4-6, Mitchell 4-9, Lamb 1-2, Harangody 1-3, Rojas 1-3, Harris 0-1, Partin 0-2), B/13-31 (Thomas 3-4, Butch 3-6, Koch 2-3, Foster 2-3, Major 2-4, McNeal 1-5, Garrett 0-3, Nunnally 0-3). Rebounds: FW/46 (Plumlee 12, Harangody 11), B/42 (Koch 9). Assists: FW/25 (Lamb 5), B/28 (Garrett 10). Steals: FW/10 (Harangody 3), B/11 (Butch 3). Blocks: FW/6 (Harangody 2, Smith 2), B/4. Turnovers: FW/14, B/15. Total fouls: FW/16, B/21. Attendance: 550.