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The Mad Ants defeated the Springfield Armor 115-104 Friday at Memorial Coliseum, after getting 26 points from Tony Mitchell and 24 from Jamaal Franklin.

After the physical play late, it could make for an interesting rematch Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

(To see photos from the game, click here.)

"(The Armor) came out with great energy. We've got come out and match that tomorrow," Fort Wayne coach Conner Henry said. "Games are chippy. The guys get tangled up and that's just part of it. It's a good 30th win for us."

Fort Wayne's all-star, guard Ron Howard, had 16 points and is 12 shy of surpassing the 4,252 of Bakersfield's Renaldo Major for most all-time in the regular-season.

Major is currently inactive.

"We haven't talked about (the record) at all," Howard said. "It's cool, but I'm not worrying at all about that. I was just focusing on trying to win this game. As you guys saw, it was a hard one for us."

Howard, who had six assists, has played in all of the Mad Ants' seasons, none of which had resulted in more than 27 victories.

The Mad Ants are atop the D-League at 30-16.

"Let's make a big deal out of it when it happens. Our team is focused on winning games, as is Ron, and when it happens we can all celebrate for him. It's a great accomplishment," Henry said.