The Canton Charge (10-8), powered by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, defeated the Raptors 905 (12-7), 109-99, at the Hershey Centre on Wednesday night. The win is Canton’s fourth straight and sixth in their last seven.
Canton’s trio of Quinn Cook, Chris Evans and John Holland combined for 86 of the team’s 109 points, including 48 of 58 second half points. Cook finished with a game-high 35 points and seven assists in 42 minutes. Holland netted 27 points on 9-of-19 shooting with six boards and four steals in 42 minutes. Evans scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter to go along with three steals in 43 minutes.
Raptors 905 were led by Edy Tavares’s 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes. Fred VanVleet scored 16 points and dished five assists in 36 minutes on assignment from Toronto. Bruno Caboclo was also on assignment from Toronto, finishing with nine points, eight rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes.
Tied 85-85 with 10:29 left in the fourth, the Charge rolled off an 11-1 run for their first lead of the half and never looked back. Canton’s second half effort saw them hit 51% of shots as a team and protecting the ball for five turnovers resulting in just four points. The Charge’s Mike Dunigan posted a game-high +/- of +28 in an efficient 21 minutes off the bench where he scored seven points and nabbed four steals.
The Charge continue their road trip on Friday, January 6th at 9:00 p.m. against the Northern Arizona Suns (Phoenix Suns). 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.