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Friday, November 22, 2013

10:00 PM ET - Reno Events Center, Reno, NV

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TEX
20 31 19 29
30 17 0 0
6 105
99

Legends Grab Last-Second Victory Over Mad Ants In Home Opener

FRISCO, Texas -- The Texas Legends grabbed an early lead in their home opener against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and scrambled to hold on through the final buzzer.

The Legends open the season 1-0 after a 100-99 nail-biter over the Mad Ants.

The Mad Ants started quick with a jumper by Ron Howard for the first score of the game, but the Legends answered immediately when Devin Ebanks knocked down a three. The two teams fought a back-and-forth battle with the Legends struggling to pull ahead and the Mad Ants clawing back at every chance.

Texas pulled to 25-20 at the end of the first and held onto a four-point advantage going into halftime up 55-51.

Coach Eduardo Najera lit a fire that ignited the Legends to outscore the Mad Ants 27-19 in the third, giving the Legends their largest lead of the game.

The Legends, behind the hot shooting of Booker Woodfox (nine in the third), went into the final quarter up 82-70, but the Mad Ants found an answer. Ramon Harris posted seven points in the fourth as the Mad Ants rallied.

The game came down to the final seconds as Ron Howard tied the score at 99 with 23 seconds left. Fans waited anxiously through a long deliberation by officials before the call was made to send Chris Douglas-Roberts to the line. Douglas-Roberts hit his technical throw to take the Legends to the 100-99 win.

The Legends were led in scoring by Douglas-Roberts (21 points, seven rebounds, three assists) and Ebanks who had the teamís only double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds, two assists). Ron Howard was the high scorer for the Mad Ants with 19 points while Olek Czyz added the gameís second double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds, one assist).

The Legends will host a rematch against Fort Wayne tomorrow at 7pm on Veracruz Court.

Mad Ants
Legends
     
    • 50.0%

    • 40.2%

    • 25.0%

    • 32.3%

    • 68.2%

    • 78.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
FWN TEX
Total Rebounds 4 10
Offensive Rebounds 15 12
Turnovers 21 20
Fast Break Pts: 25 26
Biggest Lead: 6 12
Points in the Paint: 70 38
FWN TEX
p Howard   23 2 players   20
rb Czyz   10 Ebanks   11
a 2 players   5 Singletary   7
s Porter   3 3 players   3
b Harris   3 Ebanks   4
 
  • 11/22 - FWN 105 @ TEX 99
  • 11/23 - FWN 99 @ TEX 106
Fort Wayne Mad Ants (1-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Thomas 31:15 3-7 0-1 2-2 +13 1 5 6 5 1 2 2 0 0 8
A. Czyz F 34:23 7-17 0-0 1-2 -11 6 4 10 1 1 1 2 2 4 15
C. Porter F 30:16 6-14 1-1 1-2 -1 5 4 9 2 4 3 1 1 2 14
T. McKinney Jones G 37:48 6-13 0-2 1-1 -8 0 6 6 1 1 1 1 2 0 13
R. Howard G, F 32:35 7-13 0-1 9-9 0 0 2 2 4 4 0 4 0 0 23
W. Frisby   12:11 1-1 0-0 0-2 -4 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 0 2
T. Henry   29:40 4-7 0-1 0-0 +11 0 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 8
A. Harris   20:57 4-8 0-0 0-2 0 1 5 6 5 3 0 4 0 0 8
R. Harris   16:53 5-5 1-1 1-2 +12 2 3 5 0 1 0 3 3 0 12
P. Siva   03:01 0-2 0-1 0-0 +6 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Mitchell   03:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Rojas   03:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Total   255 44-88 2-8 15-22   15 38 53 22 19 8 21 11 6 105
  50.0% 25.0% 68.2%   team rebs: 4 total to: 21
Texas Legends (3-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Harris G 28:16 1-6 0-2 1-1 +4 0 0 0 1 5 1 3 1 2 3
D. Ebanks F 36:22 7-18 2-8 4-5 -1 4 7 11 2 1 1 2 4 2 20
M. Ely 24:44 2-10 0-0 1-2 -9 1 4 5 0 5 1 3 0 3 5
C. Douglas-Roberts 32:29 8-16 4-6 0-0 +2 1 6 7 3 1 3 2 1 3 20
S. Singletary 30:42 6-11 0-3 3-3 -2 0 4 4 7 6 3 5 0 0 15
M. McConnell   22:58 2-5 1-2 1-2 -10 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 6
R. Dyer   18:42 0-3 0-0 0-0 +3 3 3 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
J. Atkinson   22:47 3-6 0-1 1-1 -9 0 4 4 0 2 1 2 0 1 7
S. Yeager   20:14 5-11 2-6 2-3 -8 2 0 2 3 1 3 2 0 0 14
B. Woodfox   17:45 3-6 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9
P. Sturgess   00:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   255 37-92 10-31 15-19   12 31 43 21 25 15 20 6 11 99
  40.2% 32.3% 78.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 22

inactive

  • Mad Ants: Hunter, Robinson
  • Legends: --

technical fouls

  • Mad Ants: --
  • Legends: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
  • Officials: #26 Brett Nansel, #57 Don Hudson, #66 Dedric Taylor
  • Attendance: 5453
  • Duration: 3:17
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
FWN
1st East
34
16
9-1
19-6
15-10
TEX
12th Central
24
26
6-4
14-11
10-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
FWN
Mitchell 28.5
Rojas 10.5
3 players 7.0
2 players 2.0
Bouldin 4.0
TEX
James 38.0
James 18.0
Crowder 10.0
James 4.0
Crowder 3.5
Warriors Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .
FT% .778 .
Points 107.7 NaN
Rebounds 48.1 NaN
Assists 22.1 NaN
Steals 8.5 NaN
Blocks 4.8 NaN
3-Point % .356 .
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Mad Ants Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .453 .
FT% .768 .
Points 109.7 NaN
Rebounds 45.1 NaN
Assists 19.6 NaN
Steals 10.6 NaN
Blocks 3.5 NaN
3-Point % .356 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game
Santa Cruz Warriors (-)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Fort Wayne Mad Ants (-)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts