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Last updated: Sat. Dec. 08, 2012 - 02:42 am EDT

Third-quarter dooms Mad Ants at Springfield

Fort Wayne drops to 2-4 heading to Maine tonight

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A disastrous third quarter led to another road loss for the Mad Ants.

Springfield outscored the Ants 31-13 in the third quarter and took a 108-100 win in NBA Development League action Friday at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.

Ron Howard led the Ants (2-4) with 22 points while JaJuan Johnson added 18, Walker Russell Jr. 16 and Mike Anderson 15. Anderson also pulled down 12 rebounds and had four steals and four blocks.

Carleton Scott led Springfield (3-1) with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

The Mad Ants return to action at 7 tonight at Maine.

SPRINGFIELD 108, MAD ANTS 100

Fort Wayne*33*27*13*27*—*100

Springfield*27*22*31*28*—*108

Fort Wayne: Mitchell 4-11 0-0 8, Anderson 6-15 3-4 15, Johnson 7-18 4-5 18, Howard 6-14 10-12 22, Russell 5-13 4-6 16, Rojas 2-6 0-0 4, Wallace 2-3 0-0 5, Sonderleiter 0-2 0-0 0, Partin 5-14 0-0 10, Gary 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 38-97 21-27 100.

Springfield: Scott 8-14 2-2 22, Mays 5-15 6-12 16, McFarland 2-5 1-1 5, Polk 3-14 0-0 5, Uzoh 6-12 6-11 18, Reed 4-9 4-4 12, Taggart 6-13 3-4 15, Tucker 4-7 1-2 11, Vanzant 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 36-93 23-36 108.

Three-point goals: FW/3-16 (Russell 2-5, Wallace 1-1, Anderson 0-1, Howard 0-1, Mitchell 0-4, Partin 0-4, S/ 7-19 (Scott 4-10, Tucker 2-3, Polk 1-4, Vanzant 0-2). Rebounds: FW/55 (Anderson 12, Mitchell 8, Johnson 8, Wallace 8), S/63 (Scott 11, Uzoh 11, Taggart 10). Assists: FW/19 (Russell 8), S/18 (Uzoh 6). Steals: FW/9 (Anderson 4), S/10 (Scott 4). Blocks: FW/6 (Anderson 4), S/9. Turnovers: FW16, S/18. Total fouls: FW/22, S/23. Technical fouls: S/Taggart. Attendance: 1,567.


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