Express Tune Out Jazz

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.

Lester Prosper slams home a steal against Montreal on 13 February 2013. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Lester Prosper slams home a steal against Montreal on 13 February 2013. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Anthony Johnson concentrates on the hoop as Chris Commons blocks the Montreal defenders. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Anthony Johnson concentrates on the hoop as Chris Commons blocks the Montreal defenders. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Mike Helms deaked Montreal's Dwayne Buckley and lays up a pretty reverse bucket. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Mike Helms deaked Montreal’s Dwayne Buckley and lays up a pretty reverse bucket. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor's trainers had to escort Kevin Loiselle from the floor, in the final minutes of the game, with a lower leg injury. By game's end, Loiselle seem fully recovered. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor’s trainers had to escort Kevin Loiselle from the floor, in the final minutes of the game, with a lower leg injury. By game’s end, Loiselle seem fully recovered. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Montreal's JR Harrison comes up short on a rebound pulled in by Anthony Johnson. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Montreal’s JR Harrison comes up short on a rebound pulled in by Anthony Johnson. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

print

Facebook Comments

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
%d bloggers like this: