Mad Ants Clinch Playoff Spot
FORT WAYNE, IN (April 4, 2015) - TheMad Ants, sponsored by Lutheran Health Network, defeated the Sioux FallsSkyforce 101-97 on Saturday, April 4th at the Allen Co. War MemorialColiseum.
TheMad Ants took a quick start to the first quarter, jumping out to a dominantlead early. CJ Fair showed a continuation of his Friday night performance,jumping out early to 9 points in the first quarter. By the half, the Mad Antslead grew to thirteen as they headed into the locker room up 57-44. JordanCrawford would find himself in double figures, leading Fort Wayne with 13points.
The start of the second half swung to the Mad Ants favor,posting leads of up to 19 late in the third quarter. The Skyforce would not godown without a fight; with just seconds on the clock, they were able to pushthe Mad Ants to a tight two point lead. A set of free throws from Matt Bouldinwith 11 seconds remaining sealed the victory and the playoff berth for the Mad Ants.Fair led all scorers on the night with 25 points and 14 rebounds. TreyMcKinney-Jones and Bouldin would each record 18 points.
For the Skyforce, Shawn Jones and Scotty Hopson led with19 points, with Jones also grabbing down 14 rebounds.
Playoff dates and times to be announced soon.
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