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Canton Charge gobbled up by Raptors 905

As 2,312 Canton fans watched, the Charge (2-6), powered by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, ran into a wall as the Raptors 905 (5-2) ran the court to the tune of 104-72.

It was all 905 from the opening period as the Raptors controlled the paint scoring 18of their29 points in the first quarter from the inside as they out rebounded the Charge 13-5. From 9:53 in the first quarter to the final buzzer the Raptors never relinquished the lead as they finished out the game 32 points ahead. This is the first Raptors 905 win in Canton having lost here on two previous visits.

Fresh on the Raptors squad, Axel Toupane was good off the bench for32 points hitting 8-of-12 plus 14-of-14 from the foul line in 31 minutes of playing time. C.J. Leslie added a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards along with seven assists in 32 minutes.

On the Canton end of the court it was Kevin Olekaibe leading the team with 14 points and two steals in 28 minutes while teammate Chris Evans added 12 points, three rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes. Eric Moreland came of the bench for 8 points and 7 boards in 21 minutes.

The next Canton Charge game is tonight, December 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. as the home team takes on the visiting Long Island Nets. Fans attending will receive a Cavs Sword Magazine Yearbook. Following the game the players will be available for autographs. Tickets start at just $8. For Charge Nation Memberships, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to or call 866-444-1944.

The Canton Charge is 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.

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Who is Mark Horning?

Over the course of my life I have worked a variety of jobs including newspapers, retail camera sales and photography. Eight years ago I embarked on yet another career as writer. This included articles concerning sports and cultural events in Cleveland, Ohio as well reviews of the many theatrical productions around town. These days are spent photographing professional dance groups, theater companies and various galas and festivals as well as attending various stage performances and posting reviews about them.  

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