Cleveland Charge manage to hold on for a close win against the Iowa Wolves




Well folks, this was one of those games that could have gone either way. With Cleveland off to a bit of a slow start, Iowa shot ahead by seven only to have the Charge take the lead and hold it all the way into the fourth quarter. The Charge got a couple of penalty breaks that enabled them to take a three point lead with just over five seconds left in the game. After a timeout the Wolves brought the ball into play at their end of the court sending a hope and a prayer three pointer the fell harmlessly and pointlessly as stunned players on both teams looked at each other.

This was the third straight victory for the Cleveland Charge (5-4), presented by The Cleveland Clinic as they defeated the Iowa Wolves (4-3) 107-104 on Monday evening. This was also the third straight home victory for Cleveland.

Leading the charge in scoring was R. J. Nembhard who scored 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting while grabbing seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes of playing time. Malik Newman came off the bench to help with 25 points on 4-of-9 from the three point arch in 23 minutes on the court. Kyle Guy was good for 14 points with eight boards to his credit in 33 minutes. Justin James was 5-of-9 for 13 points in 23 minutes. Dylan Windler was playing on assignment from the Cleveland Cavaliers and scored five points with eight rebounds in 24 minutes.

The boys from the corn state were led by Chris Silva’s double-double 18 points, 17 rebounds and three steals in 29 minutes. Brian Bowen II matched the 18 points plus eight rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes. McKinley Wright IV made good with 14 points while sharing the ball seven times in 30 minutes. Isaiah Miller hit for 13 points with three steals in 27 minutes off the bench.

Both teams will face each other once again tomorrow evening, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 with tip off at 6 p.m. Tickets start at only $5 per seat. For more information 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.