Mad Ants Win D-League Finals Opener 102-92

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (WANE) – The Mad Ants are just one win away from an NBA Development League championship as Fort Wayne topped the Santa Cruz Warriors 102-92 in game one of the best-of-three series.

The Ants are now 5-0 in the playoffs, having swept Reno and Sioux Falls.

Tony Mitchell led the Ants with 25 points, while Ron Howard – who was named NBDDL co-MVP on Thursday afternoon – tallied 23 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.

Matt Bouldin added 13 points, while Trey McKinney Jones and Will Frisby both scored 12 points. Sadiel Rojas racked up a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Former Mad Ant Cam Jones led Santa Cruz with 24 points.

The Ants led 59-51 at the half.

The series now shifts to Fort Wayne. Game two is set for Saturday night at 7:30 p.m at War Memorial Coliseum. Game three, if necessary, will be Monday at 7 p.m. also at the Coliseum. 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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