Ants Take Series Opener In Reno 97-96

Ants Reno Bouldin

RENO, Nevada (WANE) – Tim Ohlbrecht’s go-ahead bucket with 5.8 seconds left in regulation proved to be the difference Friday in Reno as the Bighorns missed a game-winning attempt at the buzzer and the Mad Ants escaped with a 97-96 win in game one of the best-of-three first round playoff series.

Ohlbrecht ended the night with 11 points. Matt Bouldin led the way for the Ants with 20 while the NBDL’s all-time leading scorer Ron Howard chipped in with 19 points. Sadiel Rojas racked up a double-double for the Ants with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The series now shifts to the Summit City. Game two is set for 7 p.m. Sunday night at War Memorial Coliseum. Game three, if necessary, will be Tuesday night in Fort Wayne. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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