By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – With every passing game, more and more people find their way into the stands to watch the Windsor Express. Last night, the faithful were rewarded with the team’s third straight win, a scrappy 105-91 victory over the visiting Montreal Jazz.
Windsor’s favourite 6’ 6” centre, Kevin Loiselle, added to his team-leading rebounding by bringing down another 17 boards and showing the way with 22 points, against his hometown team.
Iron man Mike Helms had 40 minutes and 19 points, including connecting on two from outside the arc, while former Windsor Lancer, Greg Surmacz, seems to be back to 100% as he put up 11 pints and split his 14 rebounds evenly between offense and defense.
The Express also got strong performances from starters Chris Commons (18 pts) and Darren Duncan (11 assists).
It was the bench that proved to be the difference between Windsor and Montreal. While the Jazz dressed only 7 players, Windsor’s coach, Bill Jones, was able to reach into a full roster. The play of Anthony Johnson and Stefan Bonneau, both with 8 points, was the margin of difference between the two teams.
The Express will next travel to Montreal for a tilt tomorrow night before returning to face the Jazz for a third time on 20 February.
Tickets are still available for the remaining eight home games online or b y calling 1-866-969-9328.