Weekend Split For Express

Point guard Darren Duncan is man-handled under the basket by an Island Storm player Thursday night. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Point guard Darren Duncan is man-handled under the basket by an Island Storm player Thursday night. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Matt Dumouchelle

(WINDSOR, ON) – Darren Duncan’s double-double over 36 minutes paced the Windsor Express to a 90-86 victory over the Island Storm on Thursday night.

The Express (4-2) got some revenge on the Storm (4-3), who eliminated them in the post season last year.

The game was also the first time this season Windsor has played outside the Central Division.

Duncan posted 20 points and 12 assists, hitting key free throws down the stretch and finishing 14-for-19 from the charity stripe.

The 12 assists were also a season high for the guard.

Chris Commons battled for 21 points and for the second straight game, Stefan Bonneau was the team’s leading scorer – this time with nine boards.

The Storm’s, Greg Plummer, had a game high 22 in the loss.

On Saturday night, the London Lightning outscored Windsor 35-22 in the 4th quarter and came back to beat the Express 97-93.

Windsor took a 71-62 lead into the final frame, but were dominated by Jason Forte, who put up 14 points in the fourth quarter, 20 for the game.

Marvin Phillips added 7 points in the fourth and finished with 15.

DeAndre Thomas had his best game of the season for Windsor, posting a game high 22 points and bringing down six rebounds.

The Express also got another solid performance from Stefan Bonneau, who dropped 21 and dumped off 8 assists.

Windsor is now 1-2 against London this season and 4-3 on the year. London improves to 6-2.

The Express will play two road games next week, starting Monday, November 25 in Brampton.

The next Windsor home game is Sunday, December 1 as they welcome the Ottawa Skyhawks to the WFCU Centre for a 2:00 pm tip off.

Darren Duncan takes the ball to the baseline as Kevin Loiselle sets up at the key. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Darren Duncan takes the ball to the baseline as Kevin Loiselle sets up at the key. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor's 2nd year forward Kevin Loiselle slams two points against the Island Storm. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor’s 2nd year forward Kevin Loiselle slams two points against the Island Storm. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Chris Commons is closely watched as he fights for position. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Chris Commons is closely watched as he fights for position. 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. Email Ian Shalapata
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