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Mad Ants defeat Canton

The Mad Ants won for the 10 time in their last 14 games, and pulled within a game of first place in the East division, with a 105-95 victory over the Canton Charge on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

Fort Wayne took control in the fourth quarter and it was led by its inside game.

The Mad Ants had a 78-77 lead heading into the fourth but got 11 from Will Frisby, who had been scoreless heading into the quarter.

Leading Fort Wayne (16-11) was Ron Howard with 25 points.

It took one shot for Howard to surpass his point total of Friday night, when he had one despite playing 34 minutes of a 101-100 loss at Canton, Ohio. Howard still came into Saturday as the sixth highest scorer in the D-League with 22.1 points per game and is likely to be selected for the All-Star Game this week.

Canton (17-10) was paced by Gilbert Brown’s 17 points.

Peyton Siva, who was sent down by the NBA’s Detroit Pistons on Friday, had 18 points for the Mad Ants. Tony Mitchell, also sent down, had six points and nine rebounds.

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