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Last updated: Sat. Dec. 01, 2012 - 02:03 am EDT

Mad Ants knock off Iowa for second-straight win

Howard leads team with 21 points while Johnson has double-double

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Walker Russell Jr. and Ron Howard hit clutch free throws down the stretch and the Mad Ants came from behind to win their second-straight game.

The Ants outscored Iowa by 10 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Energy 108-101 on Friday night at Memorial Coliseum. The win evened the Ants record at 2-2. They will travel to play Iowa (0-2) again at 8 tonight in Iowa.

Howard led the Ants with 21 points and Russell added 14 with seven assists.

But it was a full team effort with contributions from several players.

JaJuan Johnson scored 16 points with 11 rebounds and five blocks. Sadiel Rojas scored 16 points with eight rebounds. Darryl Partin scored 16 points with three steals.

The win completed the Ants' four-game home stand to open the 2012-13 season. They play their next four games on the road.

Iowa was led by Chris Wright's 18 points and Dominique Morrison and Mustapha Farrakhan with 17 points apiece.

MAD ANTS 108, IOWA 101

Iowa*32*21*27*21*—*101

Fort Wayne*23*26*28*31*—*108

Iowa: Morrison 4-8 8-9 17, Miler 3-9 2-6 8, Strong 3-7 2-4 8, Farrakhan 8-12 0-0 17, Wright 7-13 4-5 18, Jennings 1-4 0-1 2, Hurtt 4-10 3-5 11, Lawson 2-5 3-4 7, Murphy 4-7 4-4 12, McMorrow 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 36-76 27-41 101.

Fort Wayne: Mitchell 4-13 0-1 8, Johnson 4-11 8-8 16, Sonderleiter 0-1 0-0 0, Howard 7-16 7-7 21, Russell 3-11 8-10 14, Anderson 5-122 1-2 11, Rojas 6-9 2-4 16, Partin 6-11 3-3 16, Wallace 2-5 1-2 6. Totals 37-89 30-37 108.

Three-point goals: I/2-8 (Morrison 1-2, Farrakhan 1-2, Wright 0-1, Hurtt 0-1, Lawson 0-1), FW/4-18 (Rojas 2-3, Wallace 1-2, Partin 1-5, Anderson 0-1, Howard 0-2, Russell 0-2, Mitchell 0-3). Rebounds: I/44 (Miller 12), FW/40 (Johnson 11, Rojas 8). Assists: I/14 (Wright 6), FW/20 (Russell 7). Steals: I/6 (Miller 3), FW/17 (Russell 3, Anderson 3, Partin 3, Wallace 3). Blocks: I/1, FW/9 (Johnson 5, Mitchell 2, Rojas 2). Turnovers: I/23 FW/12. Total fouls: I/28, FW/29.


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