The Canton Charge (18-15), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, were defeated by the Raptors 905 (24-9), 118-88, at The Hershey Centre on Saturday night. Canton finished the week 2-1 in playing three road games in three cities over four nights.
John Holland led all scorers with 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting with five rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes. Kevin Olekaibe came off the bench to net 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 5-of-8 from three-point range, with a pair of steals in 26 minutes. Roosevelt Jones added nine points, eight boards and two steals in 41 minutes. Eric Moreland scored eight points with nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks in 36 minutes. Quinn Cook scored 12 points in 37 minutes.
Eleven of the 12 Raptors 905 players in uniform got in the scoring column, led by Jared Sullinger on assignment from Toronto posting a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds with five assists in 27 minutes. Edy Tavares also put up a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes. Brady Heslip came off the bench to score a team-high 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes of relief.
The Raptors hit nine of their first 11 shots from the field on a 20-6 run to open the game for a lead they would never relinquish. Canton never got within 10 points after that opening run as the 905 finish the season series with the 3-1 edge. Raptors also won the battle on the boards by outrebounding the Charge 49-34.
Canton will head into the All-star break after a visit to the division rival Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. Groups of 20 or more can take part in unforgettable fan experiences such as halftime performances, anthem buddies, high five tunnel, benchwarmers, and more! For Charge Nation Memberships, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to www.CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944.
The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner 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.