The Canton Charge (9-8), powered by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, led by as many as 29 en route to a 123-106 road victory over the Erie BayHawks (5-12) on Friday night. The win was Canton’s fifth in their last six games.
A monster first quarter saw Canton net 41 points on 13-of-17 from the field (77%) and by hitting all five three-point attempts. With the game tied 9-9, the Charge went on a 12-3 run and never looked back for their second win in as many matchups with the BayHawks so far in the young season. The game was won inside the paint, where Canton tied a franchise record for team rebounds with 61 and broke a franchise record with 22 offensive boards. The Charge also outscored Erie inside, 66-38.
Canton was led by Eric Moreland’s monster double-double of 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go along with 19 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes. John Holland led all scorers with 31 points on 5-of-8 from three-point range with five boards in 36 minutes. Chris Evans netted 24 points with eight rebounds in 29 minutes. Quinn Cook added 20 points and six assists in 37 minutes. Gerald Beverly came off the bench to grab 13 rebounds with seven points in 26 minutes.
Erie was led by Gabe York’s 28 points, six assists and two steals in 38 minutes. Anthony Brown scored 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting in 43 minutes. Branden Dawson posted a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds with two steals in 34 minutes.
The Charge continue their long road trip on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:30 p.m. against the Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors). Get locked in as a member of Charge Nation for the rest of the 2016-17 season and get a host of benefits that start immediately! 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.