Express Steal Two From Ottawa

By Matt Dumouchelle

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express are enjoying their visits to Ottawa. The Express took a 12 point lead into the fourth quarter and held on, beating the Skyhawks 105-102 Friday night, for their second win in two tries in the nation’s capital.

Stefan Bonneau was up to his usual antics, posting 33 points on 12-for-18 shooting from the field and 6-for-10 behind the arc. After Windsor posted their worst shooting percentage of the season in Monday’s loss to Brampton, they rebounded with one of their best, making 48.2% of their shots from the floor tonight.

Darren Duncan led the team with 11 rebounds and four assists and added 20 points. Chris Commons steadily delivered 25 points himself.

The victory stops a two game losing streak for the Express and gives them a 5-4 record after the first month of the season. The loss drops Ottawa to a similar 5-4 mark.

The win was quickly followed up with another Sunday afternoon. A 34-point third quarter helped Windsor rebound from a lacklustre start and close out the Ottawa Skyhawks 88-85.

The Express were behind by nine points at the half, but caught fire in the third, at one point scoring in eight straight possessions.

DeAndre Thomas muscled his way to 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Quinnel Brown got back on track with a 21 point performance of his own. Duncan dished out a game high 12 assists.

The Express head up Highway 401 on Wednesday for a game against the Mississauga Power at 7:00 pm. The next Windsor home game is Sunday, December 8  when the Moncton Miracles make their only appearance at the WFCU Centre this season. Tip off is 2:00 pm.


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