Mad Ants Shake Iowa In Second Half To Roll To Easy Win, Add Center In Trade (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

March 1, 2014 Updated Mar 1, 2014 at 11:51 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21 Alive) - Jamal Franklin clicked for 31 points to help the Mad Ants to a 133-113 win over the Iowa Energy Saturday night before 5,567 at the Memorial Coliseum.

The Ants earlier in the day announced a trade for 6-11 center Tim Olbrecht with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers for Fort Wayne's first round pick in the 2014 D-League draft.

The deal was made to cover the loss of Brian Butch earlier in the week to a team in the Phillipines.

Ron Howard added 26 points and Tony Mitchell 21 for the Ants, who moved to 23-14 with the win in their last game at home for 15 days and the next four games.

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