John Jenkins scored a game-high 24 points to help the Fort Wayne Mad Ants earn their second win of the season with a 118-96 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Jenkins got off to a fast start scoring 11 points in his first six minutes off the bench. He kept grinding in the second half and finished with a game-high 24 points on 9-18 shooting including 3-6 from three-point range. In eight career D-League games, Jenkins is averaging 22.5 points per while shooting 48 percent from the field.
Atlanta's other assignee Adreian Payne struggled a bit with his shooting but had another strong day on the boards. Payne finished with nine points, 10 rebounds and three assists but was just 2-8 from the field. In three games with the Mad Ants, Payne is averaging 13.3 points and and 11 rebounds per game but is shooting just 35 percent from the field going 16-46.
Former Texas Tech standout Andre Emmett finished with 16 while Dahntay Jones added 13 points and six rebounds for the Mad Ants. Khem Birch led the Skyforce with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Fort Wayne is back in action on Tuesday when they host the Iowa Energy.