The Fort Wayne Mad Ants continue to chase the first playoff berth in their history.
The Ants (21-20) moved above .500 and stayed hot on Erie’s heels for the last playoff spot with a 121-106 victory Friday night over the Armor at Springfield, Mass.
A 47-point third quarter blew up what had been a 53-53 tie at halftime, as the Ants rode the trio of Anthony Richardson, Brandon Wallace and Tony Mitchell, who combined for 74 points.
Wallace finished with 26.points and six rebounds,Richardsonhad 25 and six and Mitchell scored 23. Ron Howard had nine points and 10 assists for the Ants.