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Mad Ants trying to continue run

For the first time in their franchise's history, the Mad Ants are seven games above .500.

Tonight, they are trying to make it eight, and they're well on their way.

Late in the second quarter, they lead the Sioux Falls Skyforce 41-37 at Memorial Coliseum.

Tony Mitchell has 12 points for Fort Wayne, while teammate Sadiel Rojas has nine.

Instead of their usual home yellow jerseys, the Mad Ants are donning white to raise awareness for the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization.

Starting with a Rojas 3-pointer with 3:59 remaining in the first quarter, the Mad Ants went on a 15-6 run to take a 24-17 lead. A lot of that early damage by the Mad Ants came from behind the arc; they were 4 of 9 on 3-pointers in the first quarter, when Rojas was 3 for 4 to get Fort Wayne the seven-point lead.

But the Skyforce fought back and took a three-point lead before Mitchell drove hard to the basket, made a layup and drew a foul to tie it at 35 with 5:55 remaining in the second quarter.