OSHKOSH, WI – The Canton Charge (8-13), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, were defeated by the Wisconsin Herd (15-8), 128-126, at the Menominee Nation Arena on Wednesday evening.
Seven Canton players scored in double figures, including five in the first half, led by Caleb Swanigan’s double-double of 28 points and 15 rebounds with five assists in 35 minutes on flex assignment from Portland. Marcus Thornton scored 24 points and nabbed two steals in 33 minutes. Ante Zizic came off the bench to add 18 points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes on assignment from Cleveland. Two-Way Player London Perrantes had an all-around effort of 11 points, nine assists, four rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes.
Canton had a season-best first quarter and first half, starting out the night scoring 41 points in the first that included 10 assists on 17-of-25 converted attempts from the field (68%). The momentum carried over with a 35 point second quarter to combine for the Charge’s best offensive half so far this season: 76 points, three from tying a franchise record, on 28-of-46 from the field (61%). Canton was outscored 70-50 by Wisconsin in the second half.
Wisconsin’s Xavier Munford let all scorers with 31 points on 12-of-13 shooting with two steals in 35 minutes. Cliff Alexander came off the bench to post a double-double of 25 points and 12 boards with four blocks in 26 minutes. D.J. Wilson (15 points, 34 minutes) and Chris McCullough (11 points, three steals, 18 minutes) both made appearances for the Herd on assignment from Milwaukee and Washington, respectively.
Canton will return home for a matchup against the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) this Friday, January 5th at 7:00 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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