Cleveland Charge get a bruisin’ by the Motor City Cruise during inaugural

The Cleveland Charge (Cleveland Cavaliers), presented by Cleveland Clinic suffered their first defeat (140-117) by the Motor City Cruise at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center as 3,689 fans looked on.

The teams fought to a tie with 3:59 left in the first quarter when the Cruise took off on a 12-1 shooting spree buildingthe lead to double digits that carried through all the way to the end of the game. Cleveland’s Kyle Guy was top scorer for the Charge with 26 points shooting 11-of-22 and 4-of-8 three point attempts as he netted 25 points in 34 minutes on the court. Justin James was good for 19 points on 8-of-11 from the field in 25 minutes. Coming off the bench, Charles Matthews scored 11 points while grabbing nine rebounds in 23 minutes of play.

On the Cruise end of the court it was Saben Lee hitting a game high 42 points on 14-of-24 with eight boards and eight assists in 35 minutes. Derrick Walton Jr. earned a double-double of 15 points and 12 boards with seven assists in 36 minutes. Luka Garza (on assignment from the Detroit Pistons) was good for 24 points as the big man grabbed nine rebounds in 34 minutes.

The Cleveland Charge head out for a divisional match-up with the Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee Bucks) on Monday, November 8th with game time at 8 p.m. The game will broadcast via radio on The Gambler (1350 AM) or available for viewing live on

The Cleveland Charge returns home for back to back games against the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) with the games scheduled for Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12, 2021 with tip-off at 6 p.m. for both games. During the contests the Cleveland Charge will honor local heroes on Thursday with a “Salute to Service” presented by Ohio CAT and Friday is “First Responders Night” presented by Physician’s Ambulance. Tickets for both contests start at $5 per seat. For more information and tickets go to or call (216) 420-2730.

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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.