Andre Ingram sets all-time games played record, but South Bay falls in overtime to Canton

By Noah Camarena | January 13, 2019

EL SEGUNDO (12 January 2019) – The South Bay Lakers dropped an overtime contest to the Canton Charge, 122-115 (box score), on Saturday night. Svi Mykhailiuk scored a game-high 29 points for South Bay (10-15) and Andre Ingram added 15 points off the bench in his record-setting 402nd career game. Jaron Blossomgame led the Charge (9-14) with 27 points.

The Lakers fell behind after one, 32-25, despite a combined 20 points from Mykhailiuk and Moe Wagner. Sir’Dominic Pointer led the Charge with nine points in the first. South Bay stormed back in the second quarter as Ingram scored nine points and Jemerrio Jones grabbed a 12-point 10-rebound double-double in the second frame alone. The Lakers went into the half with a 56-55 lead.

The Lakers maintained a slight lead through three, 87-85, as Mykhailiuk scored 10 more points in the third. Johnathan Williams scored eight points in the fourth, but 14 points from Kobi Simmons helped the Charge force overtime, with the two teams tied at 113. South Bay could only manage two points in overtime as the Charge ran away with the win.

Blossomgame’s 27 points guided the Charge as all five Canton starters scored in double figures. Simmons added 24 points as Levi Randolph (15 points), Pointer (13 points) and Bonzie Colson (10 points) all contributed to the scoring load. Scoochie Smith finished with 17 points off the bench for Canton.

Mykhailiuk’s 29 points paced South Bay as Wagner added 17 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Ingram tallied 15 points on 5-8 from beyond the arc, while Jones scored a career-high 17 points with 13 rebounds. Travis Wear also scored in double figures for the Lakers with 13 points.

South Bay embarks on a two-game road trip that starts with a game against the Memphis Hustle on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:00pm PT from the Landers Center in Southaven, MS.

The NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers, the first franchise in G League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), return for its 12th season of competition in 2018-19.  The Lakers franchise has established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 30 NBA Call-Ups and developing 25 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season. Last season, the Lakers returned to the playoffs for the third year in a row and saw a pair of players receive NBA Call-Ups to the Los Angeles Lakers, including Andre Ingram. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.