Even with Toko Shengelia's triple-double and Tyshawn Taylor's 32 point (28 shot) performance Friday, the Springfield Armor lost to the Erie Bayhawks. In fact, they were behind by 20 before a late comeback. On Saturday night, with the two Nets back in New York, the Armor beat the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers' affiliate, in Springfield, with their newest addition, Temple's Ramone Moore making a significant contribution.
Carleton Scott, the 6'8" Notre Dame product and Nets training camp invite, recorded his second double-double of the season, scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds while 6'9" Willie Reed, the team's youngest player at 22, notched his first double-double with 14 and 10. James Mays, another training camp invite, tallied a team-high 20 points, Ben Uzoh contributed 18 points and five assists and the 6'4" Moore chipped in with 15 points in his first start since being acquired on Wednesday. The Armor's three point specialist, Christian Polk out of UTEP, added 13 points off the bench.
Tony Mitchell, the 6'7" Alabama product who the Nets worked out before the draft and reportedly liked, finished with 27 for the Mad Ants before fouling out late. The win ended the Armor's four-game losing streak. They are now 4-5.
- Springfield Armor hold off Fort Wayne Mad Ants to end losing streak at four - Jeff Thomas - Springfield Republican
Game Report: Mad Ants at Armor - D-League