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Record night against New Mexico

The Mad Ants set a franchise record for victories in a big way Sunday with a 129-97 blowout over New Mexico at Memorial Coliseum.

It was the 23rd win of the season for the Ants, whose previous franchise best came last season with 22.

It was also the biggest margin of victory this season.

The strength of this team is its depth. That's evident in the box score, where eight of the 10 players scored in double figures, led by Marvin Phillips Jr.'s 22 points and 13 rebounds.

And he came off the bench.

The bench scored 63 points, and the starters scored 66.

Darnell Lazare had 18 points, Chris Kramer, 17; Derek Raivio and Ron Howard, 15 each; Rod Wilmont and Ryan Wittman, 12 each, and 10 from Corey Allmond.

What's more, all 10 players had at least one assist, led by Kramer's five and Wilmont's four.

Seems to be a determined group with the playoffs close at hand. The Ants play at Maine on Thursday, and are back at the Coliseum for their home finale Saturday against Sioux Falls.

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