LAKELAND, FL – The Canton Charge (12-16), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, had a three-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Lakeland Magic (17-10) in a 116-104 defeat at the RP Funding Center on Wednesday night.
Malik Newman came off the bench for Canton to score a game-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes. JaCorey Williams netted 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 36 minutes. Scoochie Smith poured in 18 points with eight rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes.
The Magic made their move when trailing 47-41 midway through the second quarter, they rolled off a 17-4 run that would give them the lead for good. Lakeland’s Amile Jefferson posted a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes. John Petrucelli added 18 points, six assists and three steals in 32 minutes. Troy Caupain scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds in 32 minutes.
The Charge are back home for 330 Night with a postgame performance from rapper Stalley when they host the Wisconsin Herd on Friday, January 25th at 7:00 PM (TV: Facebook Live; RADIO: 99.7 FM). For 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 Monsters of the American Hockey League, who play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
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