Alize Johnson's Double-Double Not Enough at Raptors 905
Mississauga, Ontario - Raptors 905 defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, 112-82, at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre on Monday night.
Alize Johnson ended with his 21st double-double performance of the season with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Johnson and Edmond Sumner were assigned to Fort Wayne (20-25) by the Indiana Pacers earlier on Monday.
Sumner finished his first game back with Fort Wayne with 10 points.
Fort Wayne rushed out to a lead in the first quarter behind a 54.5 shooting percentage in the first quarter. Rob Gray poured in nine of his team-high 19 points in the first quarter as Fort Wayne controlled the lead heading into the second quarter.
After the Mad Ants built its largest lead of the game at 39-31, the 905 (28-18) responded with a 21-4 run over the next six minutes to slowly pull away from Fort Wayne.
Jordan Loyd and Wade Baldwin IV finished with 24 and 23 points each. Loyd added 12 assists to go along with 10 rebounds to end with a triple-double.
Derek Cooke Jr. pitched in 16 points and 15 rebounds as well for the 905.
For Fort Wayne, Jovan Mooring provided another spark off the bench with 15 points and four rebounds.
Fort Wayne will play its next two games on the road against the Capital City Go-Go beginning on Thursday, while Raptors 905 will conclude its regular season home schedule on Thursday as well against Canton.
The Mad Ants return home on Tuesday, March 19 to face the Wisconsin Herd. Tickets are available by visiting ftwaynemadants.com or calling 260-469-4667.
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