CANTON – The Canton Charge (8-12), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, fell in their final home game of 2017 in a 139-119 defeat at the hands of the Wisconsin Herd (14-8) on Saturday night.
Wisconsin’s 139 points were the most Canton has gave up in a regulation game in franchise history. The scoring barrage came efficiently, as the Herd hit 50-of-86 attempts from the field (58%) and got to the free throw line 43 times to the Charge’s 18 foul shots. Wisconsin’s 45 second quarter points and 77 overall in the first half were also opponent highs this season for Canton.
The Herd’s James Young scored a game-high 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting with nine boards and four assists in 36 minutes. Joel Bolomboy posted a double-double of 18 points and 10 boards with two blocks in 36 minutes. Cliff Alexander and Shannon Brown came off the bench to score 19 and 17 points for Wisconsin, respectively. Xavier Munford added 15 points, seven assists and two steals in 31 minutes.
Canton as a team dished out a season-high 31 assists on 45 made baskets. London Perrantes scored a team-high 25 points with eight assists and six rebounds in 40 minutes. Marcus Thornton scored 19 points with nine assists and four boards in 36 minutes. Arthur Edwards came off the bench to net a season-high 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting in 35 minutes. Caleb Swanigan scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 32 minutes on assignment from Portland.
The two teams will meet again, this time in Oshkosh, this Wednesday, January 3rd at 8:00 p.m. For 2017-18 Charge Nation Memberships, offseason events, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944.
For 2017-18 Charge Nation Memberships, group outings, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944. The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and are also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
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