Windsor Belts Brampton

Thomas the Tank Engine. Brampton tries to triple-team DeAndre Thomas as he drives to the basket for two of his 8 points on November 17. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Thomas the Tank Engine. Brampton tries to triple-team DeAndre Thomas as he drives to the basket for two of his 8 points on November 17. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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.

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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.

Downtown Brown. Quinnel Brown holds off Brampton's Jameson Tipping as he slams two points for Windsor. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Downtown Brown. Quinnel Brown holds off Brampton’s Jameson Tipping as he slams two points for Windsor. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Playing Keep-away. Stefan Bonneau was large and in charge Sunday as he led all shooters with 27 points and six rebounds against Brampton. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Playing Keep-away. Stefan Bonneau was large and in charge Sunday as he led all shooters with 27 points and six rebounds against Brampton. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

A tale of two Kevins. Intent on the basket, Kevin Loiselle pushes by Brampton's Kevin Francis. Loiselle scored a double-double on the way to a 93-77 win for Windsor. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

A tale of two Kevins. Intent on the basket, Kevin Loiselle pushes by Brampton’s Kevin Francis. Loiselle scored a double-double on the way to a 93-77 win for Windsor. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

New man in town. Windsor's newest player, Nick Evans, goes over top of Cavell Johnson for two of his 4 points. Evans added 2 boards and a steal in 10 minutes. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

New man in town. Windsor’s newest player, Nick Evans, goes over top of Cavell Johnson for two of his 4 points. Evans added 2 boards and a steal in 10 minutes. 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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