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Ants swarm Armor

This time Memorial Coliseum was a drama-free zone.

Twenty-four hours after the Mad Ants and Springfield went overtime to decide matters, the Ants left no doubt in a 120-94 blistering of the Armor tonight. It was over pretty much from the moment Rod Wilmont bottomed a jumper 10 seconds into the game, then dropped a three to give the Ants a 5-2 lead they would never relinquish.

A couple of sidenotes from this one:

* It was a rough outing for new center Larry Sanders, who got in foul trouble early, got whacked in the eye and played a little more than 19 minutes, scoring six points and taking six rebounds.

Still, head coach Joey Meyer likes what he sees from him so far.

"you know, he's come down, he hasn't given that NBA, I'm-better-than-you-guys (attitude)," Meyer said. "He's in the locker room saying come on, we need to win. I've been very impressed by his attitude."

* With Sanders limited, the Ants got a huge night from Wayne Chism, who scored 18 points and took 13 rebounds in 20 minutes' work off the bench.

History, apparently, isn't his strong suit, however.

"I thought he was playing Moses Malone, missing on purpose so he could build up his (stats)," Meyer said. "I told him that. 'You're like Moses,' I said. He was, like, 'Who?'"

Meyer laughed.

"Now I know I'm really old."