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Cleveland Charge dies a slow fourth quarter death against the Wisconsin Herd

The less said about this the better. The game started out well for the Cleveland Charge (8-10) as they kept pace with the Wisconsin Herd (11-8) as 3,035 fans looked on. The Herd got a slight advantage in the third quarter then in the fourth it was good night Irene as Wisconsin piled the points on winning by 19 as the final score posted was 98-79. Guard Sharife Cooper was on the bench in his civilians having injured himself in the Red Ants away game this past week. This is the second game in a row that the Charge failed to top 80 points.

Tonight’s scoring for Cleveland was led by Isaiah Mobley with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting with six rebounds in 31 minutes. Zhaire Smith scored 12 points on 5-of-7 from the field in 31 minutes. Emoni Bates added 11 points along with seven rebounds in 34 minutes. Pete Nance scored eight points, grabbing 12 boards with five assists in 36 minutes.

At the Wisconsin end of the court it was Elijah Hughes coming off the bench for a game high 26 points on 10-of-13 with two blocks in 28 minutes. Former Charge player C Marques Bolden scored10 points, grabbing 12 boards with two blocks in 26 minutes. Stephen Thompson added 15 points with six rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes. This is the last regular season meeting of the two teams with the Charge having a 2-1 game advantage.

The Cleveland Charge hits the road for one game before the All-Star break as they travel to Grand Rapids on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 with tip off at 7:00 p.m. Catch all of action on ESPN+ and listen to the play by play with the Charge’s own Scott Zurilla on NEO Sports Radio on the iHeartRadio mobile app.

Cleveland returns to the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, February 23, 2024 as they battle the Capital City Go-Go with tip-off at 7:00 p.m. It’s Cleveland Rocks Night presented by Cleveland-CLIFFS with a Mystery Cleveland Rocks Giveaway, Specialty jerseys, Dollar Dog Friday presented by hot Dog Wally, Pst game autographs and post game free throws. For more information and to purchase tickets go to


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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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