Sioux Falls 119, Fort Wayne 117
Fort Wayne, IN (Nov. 30, 2008) - The Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in double overtime, 119-117, at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN on Sunday.
Frank Williams recorded nine of his 27 points in both OT's combined and Bobby Jones led all scorers for the game with 28 points to go along with 14 rebounds.
The game saw 11 lead changes and 14 ties.
The Mad Ants started the game on fire, scoring the first seven points of the game and going up 11-2 in the first three minutes. But the Skyforce put together a 24-2 run and led by as many as 21.
The Mad Ants would not allow themselves to be exterminated in the second half and fought their way back, outscoring the Skyforce 35-16 in the third.
Gary Forbes finished with 19 points and Carl Elliot recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Ron Howard led the way for the Mad Ants with 23 points. Three players recorded double-doubles for the Ants: Coleman Collins scored 14 points and had 16 rebounds, Chris Hunter finished with 22 points and 16 rebounds, and point guard Walker Russell Jr. finished with 14 points and 10 assists. All 10 players on the Mad Ants roster scored.
The Mad Ants and the Skyforce will meet again on Tuesday, December 2 at the Memorial Coliseum at 7 p.m.