ORLANDO, FL – The Canton Charge (2-4), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, dropped a 117-104 contest to the Agua Caliente Clippers (3-3) on Friday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.
Both teams delivered a tightly contested first quarter with six lead changes, but the Clippers came out with the 30-25 advantage. Canton kept close throughout the second period and trailed just 41-37 with 4:36 left in the half. Agua Caliente rolled off a 9-0 run before the Charge could respond and ultimately finished the half on a 15-4 run to take control 56-41 heading into the break. The Clippers controlled the entire second half by as many as 23 to pull back to .500.
Antonio Blakeney came off the bench to score a game-high 34 points, good for third in the G League for points in a game so far this season, including six three-pointers. Sheldon Mac directed the offense, tallying 14 points and a game-high six assists. Levi Randolph followed with 10 points and five assists. Two-Way Player Marques Bolden made his season debut with six points, five rebounds, and two blocks in 12 minutes of action. Canton as a team tied a franchise record for least turnovers in a game (6) from when they played the Clippers on 11/28/2018.
Agua Caliente’s Tyrone Wallace finished with a dominant 28-point performance on 50% shooting from floor, seven boards, and five assists in 34 minutes. James Palmer Jr. and Jahmi’us Ramsey tallied 17 points each.