The Charge seemed to have the game in hand after Delaware’s drawing of first blood to start the game 2-0 and Canton responded with a 7-0 run of their own and a lead that held for 44:51 minutes of game time. After a Rodney Carney three pointer gave the 87ers a one point lead with 1:31 left to play, Canton’s Quinn Cook sent a shot from the corner for his own three points and Mike Stockton made a mid-court steal and lay-up that put the home team in the lead to the end.
The game was closer than expected as penalties seemed to go in favor of the boys in blue. At one point it sounded like an aviary at the far side of the court. In spite of the challenge, Canton came through with another victory.
The Canton Charge (24-13), presented by SecureData 365 and powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers set a new season scoring record as they defeated the Delaware 87ers (17-21), 125-120 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Sunday afternoon. This victory brings the winning streak to a new franchise record of 12 games with the 10 contests in February being in the win column. This is also the 19th win in the past 21 contests overall.
“Player of the Game” honors went to Quinn Cook for tying the team high scoring for the game with 29 points along with seven assists in 35 minutes. Nick Minnerath was also good for 29 as he hit 10-of-13 with five rebounds in 35 minutes off the bench. Canton’s score of 125 points set a new season high that was the result of 49-of-86 shooting for 57%.
Michael Stockton posted a double-double that was good for 17 points with 10 assists and four steals in 37 minutes. John Holland hit 17 points while nabbing a season-high five steals in 29 minutes for the Charge. The game also saw the Charge with the most efficient three point shooting as the team sank 14-of-25 that was good for 56%.
Canton’s next game will be on the road as they take on the Westchester Knicks (New York Nicks affiliate) for a Thursday, March 3rd game with tip-off at 7 p.m. The charge then returns home for a Saturday, March 5, 2016 contest against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers affiliate). The game will be the crowd favorite Mascot Day and the first 1,000 fans will receive a Pozzie Puppet courtesy of State Farm Insurance. Join Pozzie and all his mascot friends from around the region for a fun evening of basketball and mascot antics.
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The Canton Charge is part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.