The Canton Charge (16-14), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, dropped their third-straight game in a 121-108 loss to the Erie BayHawks (8-22) on the road Saturday night.
Canton was led by Quinn Cook’s 34 points on 10-of-18 shooting with 7 assists in 37 minutes. Eric Moreland posted his 15th double-double of the year by netting 10 points and grabbing 14 boards with two steals before fouling out in 25 minutes. Chris Evans finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 40 minutes. John Holland added 19 points with 8-of-9 from the foul line as Canton as a team hit 32-of-35 attempts on free throws (91%) for a season-best percentage and makes.
Erie was led by Kalin Lucas’ game-high 33 points on 11-of-17 shooting with eight assists and five boards in 35 minutes off the bench. Anthony Brown put up a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds in 38 minutes. Branden Dawson netted 20 points with eight boards and two steals in 38 minutes. The BayHawks bench outscored the Charge reserves 48-20 on the night.
The BayHawks never led for the first three quarters, but down 84-82 to start the fourth they rolled off a 21-6 run to take the lead once and for good. Erie’s victory snapped a home losing streak to Canton that dated back to March of 2015 and a five-game losing streak overall. The Charge still own the overall series between the interstate rivals, 23-11.
Canton’s five-game road trip leading into the All-Star break continues at the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) on Wednesday, February 8th at 1:30 p.m. 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.