No Steam In The Engine

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express faced the defending NBL champions, the London Lightening, for the first time this season, but there just wasn’t enough left in the tank as the home team proved victorious. While the Windsor squad trailed by only 3 points in the third quarter, the Lightening struck the Express and finished on top 104-85.

Chris Commons started his fifth game since being acquired by Windsor and led the team with his first double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Commons is second only to Darren Duncan in points with 103 and trails Kevin Loiselle in rebounding 71 to 37.

Speaking of Loiselle, he picked up 7 rebounds (4 on the defense) and added 5 buckets from the floor and 4 from the line. But is wasn’t a great night for the forward as he failed on two 3 point attempts and had 5 turnovers. He did lead the team in blocks, though, with 4, and 1 steal.

Another bright spot for the Express was Lester Prosper who came off the bench to sink 16 points, going 10 for 11 including 4 for 4 from the free throw line.

Duncan dished off 5 assists to bring his total with Windsor to 60 in just 7 games with the team. His True Shooting Percentage of 63.9 leads the Express and he sits third in efficiency with a rating of 163.0.

The two teams will face each other again tonight at the WFCU Centre in a rematch of the Highway 401 Rivalry. Game time is 7pm and tickets can be purchased at a 25% discount by using code “RADIOEXPRESS” when ordering.

The Express will play three nights in a row when they travel to Oshawa to play the Power at the GM Centre.



About the Author

Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata