By Ian Shalapata
WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express welcomed the NBL’s newest team to town yesterday afternoon and were very unpleasant hosts. Windsor walked away with a 93-77 victory to go 3-1 on the season and now sit atop of the NBL standings with a .750 winning percentage.
However, the game was close in the early going. At the end of the first quarter, Windsor held a slim 1 point lead. That was stretched to 6 points at half time.
Iron man Stefan Bonneau put in 42 minutes and led the way for Windsor with 27 points as he went 10 for 11 from the free throw line.
Second-year forward Kevin Loiselle chipped in a double-double with 10 boards (8 defensive) and 15 points in 41 minutes.
Windsor also got a strong effort from the bench as the team went with only four subs. They scored a combined 26 points and 11 rebounds.
The play was a little chippy at times, and Brampton’s frustration showed through with 3:26 remaining in the 4th quarter when Jameson Tipping earned a technical foul for the visitors.
The two teams will meet again tonight in a rematch in Brampton.
Windsor’s next home game will be on Thursday as they host the Island Storm from PEI. Tip off is at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the TekSavvy Box Office in the WFCU Centre or by phone at 1-866-969-WFCU.