Right off the start, good things began to come in threes as the Charge managed 5-of-8 shots past the three point line. Combined with 17 first quarter rebounds Canton took the 23-17 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The second period saw a lead as high as 11 until Iowa reset themselves and with a 10-2 run in just 3:01 managed to take a brief lead of 40-37. The Charge dusted themselves off for the remainder of the half and shut down Iowa’s scoring to 1-of-7 and two turnovers as the final 3:34 ticked off the clock and Canton pulled ahead to a half time lead of 48-39 at the buzzer.
The third quarter saw Canton compounding their lead with a 48% effective offense while on the odd end of the court they reduced Iowa to just 26%. Leading by as much as 21 points in the fourth quarter, the Charge cruised on to the win. This is their tenth victory in the last thirteen games and improves their record to 16-10 for the year with Iowa dropping to a 6-17 record.
Five Canton players scored in double figures, led by Micheal Eric’s 19-point, 16-rebound and one block effort in 33 minutes for his eighth double-double of the season. In his first game since being assigned to the Charge, Josh Selby poured in 16 points with four rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes. Kyle Gibson added 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting with six assists in 32 minutes. Canton outrebounded Iowa 54-46 in the game.
Othyus Jeffers paced the Energy front court with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes. Chris Wright had a team-high 19 points with four assists and a steal in 36 minutes. Quincy Miller had 13 points, four rebounds, two steals and four blocks in 32 minutes. Paul Harris contributed 11 points, six rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes of relief off the bench. Canton now leads the season series between the two teams 3-1 with the final meeting of the year tomorrow night.