The Canton Charge (4-6), powered by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, snapped the Texas Legends’ four-game win streak in a 134-128 victory at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Wednesday night,
Canton’s Quinn Cook set a franchise record for points in a game by netting 49 points on 15-of-21 from the field, 4-of-5 from three-point range and 15-of-16 from the foul line. Cook, the reigning NBA D-League Rookie of the Year, got hotter as the night went on, scoring nine, 11, 12 and 17 points in each quarter respectively. The record was previously 46 points scored by former Charge guard and current Texas Legend Manny Harris on 2/16/12.
The Charge led wire-to-wire the entire game and by as many as 22 points. Texas cut it close late by having a monster fourth quarter, scoring 52 points and cutting the deficit to four points. Canton hit 17-of-21 foul shots as a team and hit 10-of-18 shots (56%) to stave off any comeback attempt. With the win, the Charge improved to 7-3 all-time versus the Legends and have won six in a row versus Texas.
Cook finished with 11 assists, five rebounds, and three steals in 42 minutes for his seventh career double-double and first this season to go along with the individual accolades. Chris Evans scored 28 points on 12-of-18 shooting with 10 boards and two steals in 37 minutes. Eric Moreland had an all-around effort of 14 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals in 25 minutes. Grant Jerrett added 13 points, eight boards and two blocks in 39 minutes for Canton.
Manny Harris paced Texas with 31 points, 13 rebounds and two steals in 40 minutes. Quincy Acy added 21 points and five rebounds in 29 minutes. Tony Wroten came off the bench to score 25 points in 29 minutes of relief for the Legends.
The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.