The Canton Charge had their five-game road winning streak snapped when they fell to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 94-81 in an NBA D-League matchup Monday night.
After falling behind early and trailing the entire game, the Charge cut the lead to four, trailing 82-78 with 4:20 to go in the fourth quarter.
The Mad Ants went on to grab five offensive rebounds in their next four possessions, however, to kill the clock and seal the game.
Josh Selby paced the Charge with 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes of action.
Michael Eric supplied 13 points, eight rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes. Kyle Gibson scored 15 points and Arinze Onuaku came off the bench to add 12 points and nine rebounds.
Tony Mitchell led all scorers with 32 points for Fort Wayne and former Cavalier Luke Harangody scored 20.
Canton will play two games in Texas heading into the All-Star break, first visiting the Austin Toros on Friday followed by a matchup with the Texas Legends on Saturday.
• University of Akron redshirt-freshman kicker Robert Stein was one of 38 football student-athletes named Academic All-Mid-American Conference.
Eleven other Zips earned academic honorable mentions.
Stein holds a 3.82 grade-point average as a mechanical engineering major and earned the program’s Howard “Red” Blair Award, given annually to the team’s top scorer, after leading the squad in scoring with 65 points.
• Wooster named Frank Colaprete as their new head coach Thursday.
Colaprete had served as associate head coach at Johns Hopkins University since May 2010 and was the defensive coordinator for five years prior.
Kent State University’s baseball team, which finished last season ranked No. 6 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, has landed on many preseason ranking lists.
Ranked as high as No. 19 by College Sports Madness, the Flashes were also ranked No. 31 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and No. 34 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
The Flashes also earned votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and were named one of 10 teams to watch by Perfect Game.
Track and field
University of Akron freshman Shawn Barber was named National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Barber is the No. 1-ranked pole vaulter in the country and set a school record of 18-04.50 in his first collegiate meet last month.
Barber holds all three of the top vaults in the nation so far this season.
The Zips will continue their indoor season next weekend at the Spire Challenge in Geneva, Ohio.
— Staff report