Despite their best efforts, the Wisconsin Herd came up empty on their fourth quarter comeback attempt as they fell to the Canton Charge on Saturday night in the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Coming off the highs of their thrilling victory last time out, Saturday night didn’t prove to be similarly successful for the Wisconsin Herd as their late comeback attempt against the Canton Charge fell short, losing 109-103.
Both the Charge and the Herd struggled to find their groove in the early going before the Herd took control of the lead midway through the first. While that held for the ensuing stages of the period, the Charge put in a late push to take a 27-25 lead after the first quarter.
The Charge carried over their solid play into the second, building a sizable single-digit lead, which stood intact throughout the middle minutes of the quarter.
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But roles reversed to close out the first half as the Herd went on a 12-2 run in the final three minutes of the second to knot it all up at 53 heading into halftime.
The Charge were the aggressors to start off the second half, as they went on a 12-2 run until the 9:20 mark of the third. Despite Herd head coach Jordan Brady’s efforts to regroup his squad, the Herd couldn’t find any answers to counter the Charge’s strong third quarter, and Canton led by as much as 13 at multiple occasions in the quarter.
With the Charge leading 85-76 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Herd found the answers they were looking for as they eventually put the Charge on their heels by drawing their deficit down to a one possession game. Acting as their shadow for the final few minutes of the frame, the Herd set up a tense finish after JeQuan Lewis knocked down a wide open, spot-up three to make it a 104-103 game with 45.4 seconds to go.
After the Charge were able to counter with a score from JaCorey Williams, the Herd got a flurry of chances from long range to tie things up at 106, unfortunately to no avail. Although they were able to get one last crack to make it a one-point game mere ticks later, the end result stood the same for the Herd.
With their loss to the Charge on Saturday night, the Herd are ensured to have a losing campaign in their inaugural season with their record now standing at 21-26.