PFW Men’s Basketball team celebrates senior night with a win against Robert Morris. The final score was 83-65.
The Mastodons were led by senior Anthony Roberts who finished the night with 18 points and seven rebounds. He was also honored prior to the start of the game.
The first half of the game was close, the Mastodons only led by six points after 20 minutes of play.
The Mastodons gained a large lead in the second half and finished the 2023-2024 regular season off with 20 wins.
PFW improves to 20-11 and Robert Morris falls to 10-21. The Mastodons resume play on Tuesday Mar. 5 against Robert Morris for the first game of the Horizon League Tournament. The game will take place at 7 p.m. at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Also available to watch on ESPN+.
The Mastodons beat Wright St. in a must-see game. The final score was 79-77.
The game remained close throughout the first half. The Mastodons were only up five points at halftime.
The second half of the game was also close. Quinton Morton-Robertson hit a big three with 31 seconds left in the game putting the Mastodons only down by two points. Rasheed Bello then hit two clutch free throws tying the game. Wright St. missed a three-pointer sending the game into overtime.
In overtime Maximus Nelson hits a big three-pointer putting the Mastodons up by two points. He finished the night with 12 points shooting four for six from the field.
Anthony Roberts seals the game with a block with five seconds left in overtime.
The Mastodons held Wright St. to one for eight shooting in overtime and their leading scorer was Jalen Jackson who finished with a career-high 27 points.
PFW improves to 19-11 and Wright St. falls to 17-13. The Mastodons are back in action Saturday Mar. 2 for Senior Night vs. Robert Morris at 7 p.m.
There was much excitement surrounding the Fort Wayne Komets this weekend as fans anticipated the debut of Daniel Amesbury as they hosted longtime division rival Kalamazoo Wings Sunday.
Co-host of the Talkin Trash podcast, and formerly of the controversial Danbury Trashers, Amesbury puts the toughness on the ice whenever he suits up.
Less than five minutes into the first period, he was in his first ECHL fight.
Just before the intermission, Amesbury gave the crowd an enthusiastic “nobody is messin with Komets” to get his teammates fired up. This certainly kept the energy and anticipation building in the Coliseum.
“That’s my kind of game. That’s the kind of hockey I bring, the energy I bring,” Amesbury said following the game.
The Komets trailed the K-Wings early after a scoreless first period.
Jack Dugan tied it up early in the second period and Jake Chiasson tied it late after the Komets were trailing 2-1.
But the excitement decimated as the game went along and the Komets found themselves in a 4-2 hole into the third period.
Kalamazoo capitalized late on a power play shortly after. The scoring certainly took place during the second period of this matchup.
The K-Wings ended up holding on to the lead and defeated the Komets 4-2. This is the first time they have defeated them this season in five head to head matchups.
It was clear that head coach Jesse Kallechy was thrilled with Amesbury’s arrival. “He came in and did his job,” he said.
Despite the loss, the Komets have a lot of momentum and talent to build on.
The season is halfway over and the push to the postseason is in full swing. The team is certainly in an ‘all hands on deck’ mode. Bringing in Amesbury proves that.
The Komets return to action Wednesday as they head back on the road for a few games.
For information on upcoming games and events, visit komets.com
On Friday, Feb. 23, the Mastodons beat the Green Bay Phoenix. The final score was 85-59.
They were led by guard Anthony Roberts who finished with 31 points, his highest as a Mastodon. He shot 11-17 five of those being three-pointers.
The Mastodons started off hot, leading by 10 points with just five minutes of play. They held Green Bay to just 23 points at the half after one of their baskets was reviewed and overturned during half-time.
PFW shot 50.8% from the field and held Green Bay to 35% from the field. They also had the Mastodons score 10+ points including guard Jalen Jackson who finished with 17 points with eight for 15 from the field and guard Rasheed Bello with 16 points shooting six for nine from the field.
The Mastodons improve to 18-10 and the Phoenix fall to 17-11. PFW resume play on Sunday, Feb. 25, with a rematch against the Milwaukee Panthers at three p.m. at UWM Panther Arena. The game is also available to watch on ESPN+.
PFW basketball team beat Detroit Mercy on Saturday Feb. 17. The final score was 83-69.
The Mastodons were led by guard Quinton Morton-Robertson with 24 points. He shot eight for 11 from the field, making five three-pointers. For the year, Morton-Robertson has made 80 three-pointers, making him number seven in program history.
The Mastodons held the lead for the entire first half, by 10 points after 20 minutes of play.
With 10:36 left in the game, the Detroit Mercy cut the lead to four points, but the Mastodons went on a 7-0 run only allowing Detroit to be within nine points for the remainder of the game.
Four Mastodons scored double digits, including Jalen Jackson with 18 points and six assists, Rasheed Bello with 15 points and six rebounds, and Anthony Roberts with 13 points and six rebounds.
The Mastodons improve to 17-10 and Detroit Mercy falls to 1-27. PFW face Green Bay Phoenix on Friday Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Kress Events Center. The game is also available to watch on ESPN+.
The Mastodons lost a close battle against the Golden Grizzlies last night. The final score was 71-63.
The Mastodons were led by guard Rasheed Bello, who ended the night with 15 points shooting 7-10 from the field.
PFW was down 10 points at half-time, and guard Anthony Roberts closed the half with a three-point buzzer beater. He finished with seven points and five rebounds.
In the second half, the Golden Grizzlies extended their lead to 13 points. The Mastodons then went on a 21-2 over seven minutes, allowing the Golden Grizzlies only four shot attempts.
After the run, the Mastodons were up by four, but Oakland gained the lead back 62-60 with a minute left in the game. Their guard Jack Gohlke hit a 3-point dagger with 38 seconds left, making the score 65-60.
PFW falls to 16-10 and Oakland University improves to 17-10. The Mastodons are back in action Saturday Feb. 17 against the Detroit Mercy at 1 p.m. The game can be watched at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Michigan, or on ESPN+.
Purdue Fort Wayne’s basketball team won Saturday, Feb. 10. The final score was 92-65.
The Mastodons were led by Jalen Jackson, who ended the night with a career-high 24 points, shooting 10-14 from the field and four rebounds.
The game started off close until the Mastodons ended the half on a 25-8 run. Quinton Morris-Robertson hit a three-pointer to end the half. He finished with 14 points, 12 of which came from three-pointers and eight assists.
Anthony Roberts contributed to this run with six points, ending with 13 points. The Mastodons led by 20 points at the half.
The Mastodons led for the remainder of the game. They finished shooting 60.3% and limited the Jaguars to 45.3%. PFW had four players who scored double digits, including Eric Mulder, who shot a perfect 7-7 from the field giving him 15 points.
The Mastodons improve to 16-9 and the Jaguars drop to 6-20. PFW hosts Oakland University at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum tomorrow, Feb. 14.
Purdue Fort Wayne lost a tough battle against Cleveland State on Wednesday Feb. 7. The final score was 75-72.
Guard Rasheed Bello lead the Mastodons in scoring with 22 points, with 8-14 shooting from the field, and Jalen Jackson scored 21 points, with 8-12 shooting from the field and 7 rebounds. Quinton Morton-Robertson shot 3-5 from three, ending the night with nine points.
The Mastodons led most of the first half of the game and led by seven points at halftime.
With 10:52 left in the game, the Mastodons gained a nine-point lead matching their largest of the night.
After a timeout, the Vikings got back into the game trading the lead with PFW. With 4:17 left, the game was tied 66-66.
After the Vikings Drew Lowder’s free throws, Cleveland State led by four points, but it was cut to one after Morton-Robertson’s made three-pointer with five seconds left in the game.
Cleveland State made another pair of free throws, making the lead three points over the Mastodons.
Bello attempted to tie the game with a three-pointer, but was off denying overtime.
PFW falls to 15-7 and Cleveland State improves to 15-10. The Mastodons take on IUPUI (6-19) this Saturday Feb. 10 at noon at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The game can also be watched on ESPN+.
Purdue Fort Wayne’s men’s basketball team falls short to Milwaukee Thursday night Feb. 1. The final score was Mastodon’s 65 to the Panthers 68.
Mastodon’s guard Jalen Jackson lead scoring with 17 points shooting 6-16 from the field. Rasheed Bello had 13 points and 6 assists. Quinton Morton-Robertson hit three 3 pointers, giving him 12 points for the night.
After trailing by 11, the Mastodon’s cut the score to 38-32 at the half.
With a tip-in from Johnathan DeJurnett, the Mastodon’s took the lead back 55-54 with 9:11 left in the game. Jackson scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half.
The game went down to the wire with the Mastodon’s up by one with 1:08 left, but the Panthers Faizon Fields hit two free throws to give them the lead with 1.3 seconds left.
PFW falls to 14-8 and Milwaukee improves to 11-11. The Mastodon’s host Youngstown State Penguins on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. ET at the Gates Sports Center.