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Canton charge uses fourth quarter surge to defeat Erie BayHawks

It was Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Hat Night at the Canton Memorial Civic Center this past Saturday and the 2,644 in attendance were witness to a great evening of basketball. The Canton Charge (5-7), powered by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Erie BayHawks (2-9), 100-90.

Scoring was tight throughout the game as neither team could gain a real advantage. S the fourth quarter began, Canton was trailing 77-75 when the guys in gold put on a defensive seminar holding Erie to 29% or 5-of-17 all the while forcing six turnovers that they were able to capitalize on for 14 points. The charge’s Grant Jerrett made good with 11 of his 18 game points. The win puts Canton ahead 22-10 overall verses the BayHawks.

Eric Moreland posted his third straight double-double with 19 points and 13 boards while being able to steal three times and putting up two blocks in 38 minutes of play. Quinn Cook added an additional 19 points with eight assists in 38 minutes. Justin Johnson scored 16 with six assists and three steals in 29 minutes while Chris Evans rounded out the scoring with 13 points and three steals in 41 minutes as all five starters hit for double figures.

On the BayHawks side, Gabe York hit for a game high 21 on 8-of-15 shooting in 36 minutes. Ramon Galloway did a double-double of 12 points and 11 assists from his point position. T.J. Price netted 17 with two steal in 33 minutes.

The next home game will be this coming Friday, December 16, 2016 with tip-off at 7 p.m. when the Canton Charge welcomes the Delaware 87ers. Tickets start at just $8. The Canton Charge players will be sporting special jerseys that will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Salvation Army. The evening will feature appearances by the Cleveland Cavaliers Entertainment Teams, Cavs legends signing autographs and a Cavs night jersey T-shirt giveaway for the first 2,000 fans.

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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