Canton Charge get fourth win in five games
The Canton Charge (6-7), powered by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, defeated the Greensboro Swarm (4-9), 116-97, at The Fieldhouse in North Carolina on Tuesday night. The victory was Canton’s fourth in their last five games as they took the first-ever matchup with Greensboro.
In his first game back with Canton since an NBA Call-Up by the Boston Celtics following Canton’s opening round playoff sweep last season, John Holland netted 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting with seven boards, seven assists and two steals in 37 minutes. Holland was a game-high plus 31 when he was on the court for Canton.
Quinn Cook’s three-pointer at the 7:26 mark in the first quarter gave the Charge an 11-9 lead that they would never relinquish and extend to as many as 23. Cook finished with 20 points with eight assists and four rebounds in 37 minutes for the Charge. Grant Jerrett added 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds in 40 minutes. Mike Dunigan came off the bench to score 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting with six boards and two steals in 23 efficient minutes of relief. It was the first time four Canton players scored 20+ points in the same game since February 28th, 2015.
Greensboro was paced by Archie Griffin’s 24 points on 8-of 15 shooting in 40 minutes. Xavier Munford added 20 points, five boards and six assists in 33 minutes. The 19-point win margin was Canton’s largest so far this season.
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(Canton Charge press release)