By Matt Dumouchelle
(CHARLOTTETOWN, PE) – The Island Storm blasted Windsor 129-104 in Game 3 of the NBL Finals, taking a 2-1 series lead, last night. Windsor actually held a tight 33-32 lead after the first quarter, but the Storm took off in the second, outscoring the Express 36-15 and they never looked back.
The Island Storm sealed the deal with a 32-24 decision in the fourth.
Storm forward, Antonio Ballard led all scorers with 35 points and added 13 rebounds.
DeAndre Thomas posted a 26 point, 8 rebound game for Windsor while Chris Commons had 19 and a game-high 13 rebounds, for a double-double.
A key number in the loss for Windsor was bench scoring as the Island Storm had a 31-12 advantage.
Windsor will look to tie the series on Friday at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown. Tipoff is at 6:00 pm local. Game 5 will be on the Island on Sunday.
Back in Windsor, the Express will be hosting another viewing party, this time at The Fox and Fiddle at 3560 Walker Road.
If necessary, the next Express home game will be Game 6 on Tuesday, April 15 at the WFCU Centre. Tickets will become available when Game 6 is guaranteed. They may be purchased from the TekSavvy Box Office at the WFCU Centre or by phone at 1-866-969-WFCU.