CANTON, Ohio — Steve Hetzel is the first-year coach of the Canton Charge, and already, his team is showing some impressive balance.
Four members of Hetzel’s reached double figures in scoring Friday, as the Charge remained unbeaten with a 91-88 win over the Springfield Armor.
The Charge (3-0) and Armor (0-2) meet again Saturday night at 7 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Antoine Agudio led Canton with 16 points, and Kevin Jones, Jorge Gutierrez and first-round draft pick Bo Spencer each chipped in 10. Jones, a former member of the Cavaliers, also collected 10 rebounds for his second double-double in the Charge’s three games.
The Charge led by 12 points at the end of the third quarter. But the Armor closed the game on an 8-2 run to make it close.
Hetzel was pleased with how his team was able to weather things and hang on for the win.
“Basketball is a game of momentum,” he said. “You can feel it when the game starts to slip away, but the trust of our guys that they know we can get stops is a huge thing for us.”
Dennis Horner led Springfield with 16 points and nine rebounds. Gary Forbes added 13 points and JamesOn Curry scored 12.