Last Friday night saw the Canton Charge lose to the Delaware 87ers, 109-99 at the Bob Carpenter Center. The loss drops canton to 15-9 for the season while Delaware goes up a notch to 5-20. The season series stands at 2-1 in favor of Delaware.
Damian Saunders’ three pointer enabled the Sevens to take a 5-2 jump just a minute and a half into the game. It was all downhill from there as the Charge was never able to take the lead with Delaware leading at one point by 16. The Charge stands at 4-5 on the road in East Division contests with 6-6 overall when on the road.
Canton was led by Arinze Onuaku’s 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 12 rebounds and three blocks for his fifth double-double of the season. Cavaliers assignment Carrick Felix netted 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes. Fellow Cavs rookie Sergey Karasev posted 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting with six rebounds, a steal and a block in 23 minutes on assignment. Kevin Jones scored 10 points with seven rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes. The Charge as a team blocked a season-high eight shots.
Delaware was paced by Rodney Williams’ 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting with 8-of-9 from the free throw line in 40 minutes. Ben Strong posted a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. Saunders finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 40 minutes. Matt Bouldin scored 18 points with six rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 40 minutes.
The two teams will wrap up the weekend set tomorrow, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bob Carpenter Center.
Fans can follow all of the action with live stats and a live YouTube stream of the game on CantonCharge.com.