The Bob Carpenter Center was the site of the Canton Charge’s first defeat this season as the Delaware 87ers managed a 121-112 victory. This puts Canton at 5-1 overall and in East Division standings so far this season. This was the second win in a row for Delaware who improves to 2-4.
The first quarter saw three ties and three lead changes when the 87ers took control as they trailed 26-25 for a 10-0 run in the last 1:58 of the quarter putting them ahead 35-26. In the second quarter they padded the lead by as much as 18 and managed a double digit lead for the last 10:50 of the quarter. They headed into the locker room with a 64-49 lead.
With 65% scoring in the third (15-of-23) the Sevens outscored Canton 43-30 and took a 107-79 lead into the last 12:00. Canton fought back with a 33-14 charge but it was too little too late. The 87ers proved tough in three point territory sinking 18-of 36 compared to Canton’s 3-of-15.
Arinze Onuaku notched his first double-double of the season and 21st of his career with a team-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes. Henry Sims scored 13 points and grabbed two rebounds in 22 minutes, while Carrick Felix netted 14 points, grabbed six boards and nabbed three steals in 24 minutes. Kevin Jones added 15 points for the Charge, while Shane Edwards provided nine points and nine rebounds off the bench.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 23 points on 7-of-8 shooting and two assists in 39 minutes for the Sevens. Damian Saunders scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 11 rebounds and six steals in 35 minutes. Kendall Marshall supplied 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in 35 minutes.
The Charge next play at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. against the Tulsa 66ers,with tickets starting as low as $7! To purchase single game tickets or for all general ticket information, fans can call 1-866-444-1944 or visitwww.CantonCharge.com/tickets.