Express Railroads Montreal

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express hosted a slam-dunk workshop during their NBL of Canada tilt against the Montreal Jazz last night. The dunks came fast and furious as the Express railroaded the visitors 115-73 in their final meeting of the season.

Although Montreal opened the scoring the Express quickly took the lead and never looked back. Express head coach Bill Jones evenly distributed the minutes amongst all the players, giving the bench a lot of touches in preparation for the playoffs. Additionally, Eric Parker made his return to the line-up after practicing with the team for the past while.

The Windsor squad was lead by Kevin Loiselle who fell just shy of garnering a rare triple-double. The 6’ 6” forward, and Montreal native, scored 16 points and pulled in 16 rebounds, while also dishing 8 assists, on his way to his best game of the year.

Victor Morris led the home team with 20 points and rounded out his double-double with 11 assists, and Greg Surmacz mixed it up at both ends of the court by scoring 13 points, making 5 assists, and bringing down 5 rebounds (4 defensive).

In fact, seven players hit double digits in the scoring department for Windsor, the season’s highest regular-time outburst.

The talk of the game, however, was about the slam-dunk display by Windsor, especially the two alley-oops in the first half by Daniel Rose and the acrobatic slam by Stefan Bonneau late in the game.

The Express now sits at 16-18 and are just one game behind Halifax and Saint John for the final playoff spot. More importantly, however, Windsor is just two games behind second place Oshawa with three games remaining head-to-head.

Next up for the Express is a match-up against the Saint John Mill Rats at home tomorrow night. Tip off is at 7:00 pm. Get on board as the Express chugs toward a playoff position. Call 519-800-3665 for tickets, or go online.

The first of two alley-oop dunks in a row for Daniel Rose. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The first of two alley-oop dunks in a row for Daniel Rose. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The second alley-oop dunk for Daniel Rose in the fist half. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The second alley-oop dunk for Daniel Rose in the fist half. Rose had four slams in the game. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Mike Helms drives between Montreal's Courtland Bluford and David Yul Michel (12) on his way to the basket. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Mike Helms drives between Montreal’s Courtland Bluford and David Yul Michel (12) on his way to the basket. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor Express General Manager Chris Mendes looks on from the stairway as Stefan Bonneau completes an acrobatic slam dunk. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor Express General Manager Chris Mendes looks on from the stairway as Stefan Bonneau completes an acrobatic slam dunk. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Eric Parker (40) and Daniel Rose (32) share a laugh during a game against Montreal on 27 February 2013. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Eric Parker (40) and Daniel Rose (32) share a laugh during a game against Montreal on 27 February 2013. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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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.
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