Lakers Slip Past Charge

Official Release | December 22, 2017

CANTON – The Canton Charge (7-10), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, were defeated by the South Bay Lakers (13-6), 114-109, at the Memorial Civic Center on Friday night.

Canton’s Marcus Thornton hit 7-of-11 three pointers and 12-of-20 overall from the field en route to a game-high 31 points in 39 minutes.  Ante Zizic posted a double-double of 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting with 13 rebounds in 28 minutes on assignment from Cleveland.  JaCorey Williams scored 16 points and grabbed seven boards with two blocks in 35 minutes for the Charge.  London Perrantes had an all-around effort of 10 points, eight rebounds and 13 assists in 40 minutes.

The Lakers were led by Vander Blue’s double-double of 20 points and 14 assists with five rebounds in 43 minutes.  Ivica Zubac netted a team-high 28 points on 13-of-20 from the field with nine rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes.  Scott Machado added 10 points, seven assists and two steals in 31 minutes.  Travis Wear scored 16 points and grabbed nine boards in 30 minutes for South Bay.

Canton heads to the Empire State for a matchup against the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. The Charge will play their first-ever game at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, December 28th at 8:00 p.m. against the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) presented by Visit Canton.  For 2017-18 Charge Nation Memberships, offseason events, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to or call 866-444-1944.

For 2017-18 Charge Nation Memberships, group outings, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to 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.

Fans can stay up-to-date on team news by following the team at: @CantonCharge on Twitter at and on Facebook at  Fans can sign up for mobile text alerts by texting CHARGE to 720720 (message & data rates apply).

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