ORLANDO, FL – The Canton Charge (2-4), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, dropped a 117-104 contest to the Agua Caliente Clippers (3-3) on Friday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.
Both teams delivered a tightly contested first quarter with six lead changes, but the Clippers came out with the 30-25 advantage. Canton kept close throughout the second period and trailed just 41-37 with 4:36 left in the half. Agua Caliente rolled off a 9-0 run before the Charge could respond and ultimately finished the half on a 15-4 run to take control 56-41 heading into the break. The Clippers controlled the entire second half by as many as 23 to pull back to .500.
Antonio Blakeney came off the bench to score a game-high 34 points, good for third in the G League for points in a game so far this season, including six three -pointers. Sheldon Mac directed the offense, tallying 14 points and a game-high six assists. Levi Randolph followed with 10 points and five assists. Two-Way Player Marques Bolden made his season debut with six points, five rebounds, and two blocks in 12 minutes of action. Canton as a team tied a franchise record for least turnovers in a game (6) from when they played the Clippers on 11/28/2018.
Agua Caliente’s Tyrone Wallace finished with a dominant 28-point performance on 50% shooting from floor, seven boards and five assists in 34 minutes. James Palmer Jr. and Jahmi’us Ramsey tallied 17 points each.
The Charge return to the court on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., taking on the Salt Lake City Stars – Watch live on FOX Sports Ohio or listen along on 99.7 FM, Canton’s New Country! Fans can stay up-to-date on the latest team news by following: @CantonCharge on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CantonCharge and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CantonCharge. Fans can download the new Canton Charge App on their smartphone via the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
Become a member of Charge Nation and be there when the action returns to the Canton Memorial Civic Center! For more info, visit www.CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944. The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers 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 Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland.