Express Win Marathon Contest

(MONTREAL, QC) – A free throw by Darren Duncan in triple overtime and 3.9 seconds on the clock solidified a win for the Express over Montreal Jazz 124-121.

This game set a record for the longest game ever played by any team in the National Basketball League of Canada.

The Jazz (1-19) led into halftime by 3 points. By the end of 3rd quarter, Windsor (10-12) had a 12 point lead before Montreal had a strong comeback and tied the game which led into the 1st overtime.

Mike Helms went to work for the Express while simultaneously tying a league record for highest score in a single game banging out 40 points in addition to 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Generous trips to the free throw line for Windsor’s first “Recharge With Milk” player of the week, Darren Duncan, with .750 free throw pct assisted in his garnering 25 points, while he snatched up 3 rebounds and helped with 5 assists.

Last week’s “Recharge With Milk” designee, Chris Commons, put down 21 points and brought Windsor the ball with 8 rebounds. Montreal’s native son, Kevin Loiselle, had a double double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Eric Frederick had a game-high 32 and 16 rebounds in another losing effort for the Jazz.

Catch the Express’ next home game at the WFCU Centre on January 18th against last year’s runner up champions, Halifax Rainmen. They will face the Rainmen at home for the first time since beating them at their opening game at 7PM EST.


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