Express Rest Starters In Ottawa

By Matt Dumouchelle

(GATINEAU, QC) – A 37-point second quarter catapulted the Ottawa Skyhawks over the Windsor Express 104-95 in Gatineau, QC, last night.

With Windsor (28-10) up by one point after the first, the Skyhawks exploded for a 37-16 advantage to take a 61-41 halftime lead, and they never looked back.

With three games left in the regular season, and the Central Division all wrapped up, the Express didn’t play with a full deck. Windsor rested starters Darren Duncan and Chris Commons and was also without DeAndre Thomas, who is serving his five game suspension.

Dominique Buckley dropped a game high 25 for the Express, while George Goode had 20 points and six rebounds.

The game was a preview of what could be a quarterfinal matchup between the two clubs. Ottawa will face Mississauga in a one game playoff on Sunday, with the winner drawing the Express in a best of five series.

Individual tickets for the first round go on sale today at 10:00 am at the TekSavvy Box Office in the WFCU Centre or by phone at 1-866-969-WFCU.

Playoff ticket prices will remain the same as the regular season, however any vouchers or coupons will not be valid. Regular children rates will apply.

Windsor has clinched the NBL Central Division and the best record in the NBL.

IF WINDSOR FACES OTTAWA:

  • March 4 Game 1 at WFCU Centre, Windsor
  • March 5 Game 2 at WFCU Centre, Windsor
  • March 7 Game 3 at La Cité collégiale, Ottawa
  • *March 8 Game 4 at La Cité collégiale, Ottawa
  • *March 10 Game 5 at WFCU Centre, Windsor

IF WINDSOR FACES MISSISSAUGA:

  • March 4 Game 1 at WFCU Centre, Windsor
  • March 5 Game 2 at WFCU Centre, Windsor
  • March 6 Game 3 at Hershey Centre, Mississauga
  • *March 8 Game 4 at Hershey Centre, Mississauga
  • *March 10 Game 5 at WFCU Centre, Windsor

* if necessary

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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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