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Mad Ants drop second straight home game

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Indiana Pacers' Johnson leads the Ants

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:20 am

Indiana Pacers assignee Orlando Johnson scored 30 points with nine rebounds, but the Mad Ants lost for the second straight game.

Maine beat the Ants 117-112 on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. Fort Wayne (0-2) returns to action against the Canton Charge at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the coliseum.

Ron Howard added 24 points with nine rebounds, Pacers assignee Miles Plumlee scored 23 and Walker Russell Jr. scored 19 for the Ants.

Maine (2-0) was led by Micah Downs with 28 points and 15 rebounds. Former Butler University standout Shelvin Mack scored 22 points with six assists.

MAINE 117, MAD ANTS 112

Maine*28*36*27*26*—*117

Fort Wayne*30*30*22*30*—*112

Maine: Mack 8-16 2-2 22, Downs 8-17 11-11 28, Joseph 6-22 10-10 23, Wright 6-15 5-8 18, Melo 7-10 0-0 14, VanderMeer 0-2 0-0 0, Oguchi 0-4 0-2 0, Silas 4-9 0-0 9, Ayer 0-6 3-4 3, Reed 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 39-102 31-37 117.

Fort Wayne: Russell 7-16 2-5 19, J. Johnson 2-8 0-0 4, O. Johnson 10-20 9-11 30, Howard 5-10 14-18 24, Plumlee 10-17 3-6 23, Sonderleiter 0-1 0-0 0, Anderson 0-1 2-4 2, Gary 1-4 1-2 3, Toombs 1-2 0-0 2, Rojas 1-1 0-0 2, Warren 1-2 0-0 3, Partin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-82 31-46 112.

Three-point goals: M/8-27 (Mack 4-8, Downs 1-7, Joseph 1-4, Wright 1-1, Oguchi 0-2, Silas 1-4, Reed 0-1), FW/5-13 (Russell 3-5, O. Johnson 1-4, Anderson 0-1, Gary 0-2, Warren 1-1). Rebounds: M/62 (Downs 15, Wright 15), FW/44 (O. Johnson 9, Howard 9). Assists: M/20 (Mack 6, Downs 6), FW/16 (Russell 4, Gary 4). Totals fouls: M/33, FW/30. Turnovers: M/17, FW/21. Technical fouls: M/Ayer.