Updated: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 11:39 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 10:48 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Fort Wayne Mad Ants jumped out to a 2-0 lead to begin the game, and it was the last one they would have as the Erie Bayhawks outplayed the home team from there on out for a 112-104 victory Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.
The first half was all Bayhawks, and the visiting team executed their offense to perfection. Nick Covington and D.J. Kennedy pushed Erie to leads as high 26 points before settling for a 61-39 lead at the half. The Mad Ants tried to make a game of it in the second half and whittled the lead down to as little as five points, but Erie held tough down the stretch and took home the 112-104 win.
The Bayhawks were led by D.J. Kennedy's 23 points, Nick Covington's 22 points, and Cory Higgins' 20 points.
Ron Howard paced the Mad Ants with 28 points, and Tony Mitchell and Anthony Harris chipped in with 25 and 15 respectively.