Wisconsin Herd: Quick reactions to 122-115 loss to Fort Wayne Mad Ants

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OSHKOSH, WI – FEBRUARY 9: (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Propelled by a standout scoring performance by two-way guard Edmund Sumner, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants handed the Wisconsin Herd their third loss of the young G League season Wednesday night.

The Wisconsin Herd’s struggling start to the 2018-19 G League season extended into Wednesday night as they fell to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Menominee Nation Arena, losing 122-115.

Sporting both Sterling Brown and Christian Wood in the starting lineup, who were both on assignment from the Milwaukee Bucks, the Herd battled the Mad Ants and traded buckets back and forth with one another, all of which led to them being tied at 23 after one.

The opening minutes of the second period saw the game ground down to a halt as both Fort Wayne and Wisconsin endured through respective scoring droughts until the seven-minute mark.

From there, the Mad Ants found their groove to take an edge over the Herd for the remainder of the second quarter as they led 51-44 heading into halftime.

Coming out of the break, the Herd did their best to whittle down their deficit and came within two at the 6:12 mark in the third quarter. But the Mad Ants answered back and gradually built their lead into double digits as they led 83-72 at the end of three.

While any attempt for a comeback started to slip away in the opening minutes of the fourth frame, the Herd’s small ball lineup did help close the gap within single digits and as little as five at the 5:03 mark of the quarter. But for one last measure, the Mad Ants put together one more run to put a stop to the Herd’s comeback push and put the finishing touches on their third win of the season.

So without further ado, let’s dig into the Herd’s loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants from last night, starting with handing out our fourth round of player of the game honors.

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