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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:40 pm

Alize Johnson leads Mad Ants past Knicks

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

Alize Johnson kept up his torrid pace of double-doubles for the Mad Ants, and they defeated the Westchester Knicks 101-93 in White Plains, New York, tonight.

Johnson had 31 points – a season best for the Indiana Pacers' rookie – along with 15 rebounds for his 13th double-double in 15 G League games.

He made 12 of 21 shots, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, in front of 1,107 fans at Westchester County Center.

Stephan Hicks had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Central Division-leading Fort Wayne (10-10), which had lost three of its previous four games and is now 4-3 on the road this season.

Edmond Sumner had 22 points and six assists for the Mad Ants, as they avenged an embarrassing 131-105 loss to the Knicks on Dec. 13 at Memorial Coliseum, where the Mad Ants will play host to the Wisconsin Herd at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Mad Ants out-rebounded the Knicks 55-39 with Ike Anigbogu totaling 15 boards and six points for Fort Wayne, on a night both teams totaled 13 turnovers.

John Jenkins led the Knicks (15-8) with 25 points. Sekou Wiggs added 20 for the Knicks, who dropped out of a tie for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Davon Reed was back with the Mad Ants after a stint with the Pacers and he had nine points and four rebounds.

jcohn@jg.net