Time Warner Cable set to broadcast rest of Canton Charge home
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel is jumping on the bandwagon of Canton Charge popularity and will be broadcasting the last five home games of the 2012-13 season. The games will be shown on a tape delayed basis and will feature Charge play-by-play announcer Scott Zurilla who will be joined by a rotating cast of color analysts chosen from the Cleveland Cavaliers organization.
The games will be broadcast on the Time Warner HD Channel 1311 and SD Channel 311.
DATE OPPONENT GAME TIME TAPE DELAY TIME
3/13/13 Bakersfield, game starts at 7:00 p.m., rebroadcast at 11:00 p.m. on 3/13 and again on 3/14 at 8:00 a.m. and again at either 7:00 or 9:00 p.m.*
3/15/13 Erie, game starts at 7:30 p.m., rebroadcast at 11:00 p.m. on 3/15 and again on 3/16 at 8:00 a.m. and either 7:00 or 9:00 p.m.*
3/16/13 Erie, games starts at 7:30 p.m., rebroadcast at 11:00 p.m. on 3/16 and again on 3/17 at 8:00 a.m. and either 7:00 or 9:00 p.m.*
3/20/13 Maine, game starts at 7:00 p.m., rebroadcasts at 11:00 p.m. on 3/20 and again on 3/21 at 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 or 9:00 p.m.*
3/30/13 Texas, game starts at 7:30 p.m., rebroadcasts at 11:00 p.m. on 3/30 and again on 3/31at 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 or 9:00 p.m.*
*due to the high school playoffs, the broadcast time is variable. Check your local TV schedule for correct times or go to: http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/residential-home/tv/channels/tv-listin...
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a 24/7 sports network seen across the state of Ohio on Channel 1311 HD and 311. Through its partnerships with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), Miami University and the Atlantic 10 Conference, TWC SportsChannel brings viewers more than 150 scholastic events and college basketball and hockey games, plus other original programming.
Kyle Gibson nails a three pointer to disarm the Springfield Armor
With just 5.3 seconds left in the game, Kyle Gibson set his feet and sunk a twenty footer that sunk Springfield’s chance for a victory as the Canton Charge bested the Armor 112-
111 in front of 3,371 fans at the Memorial Civic Center on March 2.
It was hot shooting in the first quarter as both teams traded baskets but with Dominique Johnson netting 11 points in the first twelve minutes taking the lead of 35-31. The Charge followed through with more heavy hitting in the second quarter, but the Armor fought back and with a 31-22 shooting margin managed to take the lead at the half at 62-57.
Canton charged out of the locker room with a 17-2 run in just 4:34 which had five different players in on the scoring drive. This put the Charge ahead by eight at one point. Springfield was not to be denied as they chipped away at the lead until there was just a two point difference at 85-83 between the teams going into the fourth quarter.
After Canton rebuilt their lead to six early in the fourth, Springfield replied with an 8-2 run to tie the game at 93-93. The teams traded leads until the Armor pulled ahead 108-104. Gibson grabbed the lead back for the Charge with a 16 foot jumper with 56.6 seconds left. Bricks fell at both ends of the court when suddenly Springfield fought and won two offensive rebounds and Willie Reed sunk a shot to give the guys from Illinois a 110-109 lead.
The Charge were unable to convert on their end of the court and had to foul Tornike Shengelia who split the free throws. The Armor was now up 111-109 with 8.4 seconds left. Gibson took the post timeout inbound pass on the right wing, did a fake pump to get some room and let fly. 3,371 voices cheered as the shot went in. Kyle they shut the door on the Armor with a steal from Kris Joseph at the top of the lane letting time expire in the Charge’s favor.
Gibson finished with a team-high 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes for his ninth 20-point game of the season. Kevin Jones notched his seventh double-double in nine games with Canton this year, finishing with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting with 12 rebounds in 27 minutes. Josh Selby had a solid all-around effort of 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes. Arinze Onuaku added 17 points with eight rebounds in 27 minutes.
Shengelia poured in a game-high 29 points with four steals in 33 minutes on assignment from the Brooklyn Nets. Reed came off the bench to score 19 points with seven rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes. Joseph finished with 15 points and three rebounds in 34 minutes, while Ramone Moore was huge off the bench for the Armor in hitting 5-of-7 three-point attempts for 15 points in 20 minutes of relief. The win improved the Charge’s East Division-leading record to 22-14 while the Armor fell to 13-23.
Canton will continue East Division play when they travel to Fort Wayne to take on the Mad Ants in the last matchup of the season between the two teams on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m.
CANTON CHARGE POSTGAME QUOTES
CHARGE HEAD COACH ALEX JENSEN
(On tonight’s game): “A win is a win and I give credit to Bob (MacKinnon) and Springfield because they played a double overtime game last night in Fort Wayne, but still came out and had a great first quarter. We were bad defensively but I give our guys credit, they kept fighting and never gave up. If you look at the stats, we shot 54 percent and they shot 40 and (we were) lucky to get one. We probably shouldn’t have won, but you always want to get a couple of those a year.”
(On Kyle Gibson’s versatility): “He’s great and makes us as coaches look better than we are. He was good offensively at the beginning and not so much defensively, but he’s steady. He’s a guy that you want at the end of the game and he’s valuable. He’s played forward and backup point guard and he’s taken on a variety of roles.”
CHARGE G KYLE GIBSON
(On the last offensive play of the game): “We had about eight or 12 seconds and Coach drew up a play for a two-point shot. Since we had enough time, we were going to try and get a quick two since we were only down two. I feel like I was trapped a little bit in the corner, so I side-stepped a big man and got off a good look.”
(On how he can play a variety of roles and positions during the game): “Really I just take a step back and see how the game is. I pick my spots where I need to score and be aggressive, looking for the mismatches on offense. I think we had a big advantage on the inside then they were double teaming with Arinze (Onuaku) to start the game. When he started going, it opened everybody else up.”
Canton Charge drops a road game to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Canton took to the road and fell to the Mad Ants 115-102 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on March 5. The loss puts Canton at 22-15 on the season, while Fort Wayne pulls even at 19-19. The Charge finished with the 4-3 edge in the season series between the two East division foes.
The game went back and forth for the first quarter with the Mad Ants holding the advantage at 34-29 as the 12 minutes wound down as Springfield hit 58% led by Anthony Richardson’s 10 points. Fort Wayne then pulled further ahead in the second quarter by outscoring the Charge 36-12 while keeping them at 19% and hitting 50% of their own shots. Combined with seven turnovers in the second period and twelve overall in the first half, Canton went into the locker room trailing 70-41.
Continuing the fight in the third quarter, the Charge opened with a 7-0 run which narrowed the game score to 92-75 as the third quarter closed out. From here on in though, Canton just could not pull within double digits even though they did manage to outscore Fort Wayne61-45 in the second half. Canton hit 37-of-44 free-throw attempts in the game for 84%, while Fort Wayne converted 30-of-41 attempts from the charity stripe for 73%.
Kyle Weaver poured in a season-high 21 points, including 12-of-12 from the free-throw line himself, in 23 minutes off the Charge bench. D’Aundray Brown scored 10 of his season-best 15 points off the bench in the third quarter, adding five rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes off the bench. Travis Franklin had 16 points and five rebounds in 36 minutes, while Kyle Gibson added 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 28 minutes. Canton’s bench outscored Fort Wayne’s 58-31 in the game.
Fort Wayne was paced by Tony Mitchell’s 27 points on 9-of-25 shooting with four rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes. Ron Howard netted 26 points with nine assists in 39 minutes. Brandon Wallace notched a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds with one block in 27 minutes. Luke Harangody came off the bench to provide 16 points with five rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes for the Mad Ants.
Canton will continue to make their rounds against East Division opponents when they head to Maine for a two-game set with the Red Claws beginning Friday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m.