Persons leads Fort Wayne Champs to victory in ‘TBT’ opener

Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 10:37 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WPTA) - Former Ball State standout Tayler Persons paced the Fort Wayne Champs in a 71-67 victory over Nasty Nati in the first round of ‘The Basketball Tournament.’

Persons led the Champs with 26 points, and hit the game-winner to trigger the ‘Elam Ending’ at 71 points.

Former Mad Ant Stephan Hicks had 11 points and eight rebounds.

The Champs will take on Florida TNT in the second round on Wednesday night at 6pm.

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