By Matt Dumouchelle
(LONDON, ON) – The Windsor Express staved off another London comeback to slow the Lightning 104-100 at Budweiser Gardens in London on Sunday afternoon. London (5-3) brought the game within one with 31 seconds left, but Windsor (5-1) made six clutch free throws down the stretch to secure their fifth victory in a row.
DeAndre Thomas dropped a game high 26 points, followed closely by Quinnel Brown with 25. The sharp shooting pair accounted for 2 and 4 of the final 6 free throws, respectively.
One of they keys to victory for Windsor was limiting Lightning forward Marvin Phillips to only seven points, after he scored 25 or more in the first two meetings this season.
“In my opinion, DeAndre Thomas is the best five-man in the league,” said Windsor Express head coach Bill Jones. “He just needs to learn how to control his emotions and once he doesn’t that, he’s unstoppable.”
The winning streak keeps Windsor’s lead in the Central Conference at one game, and Jones says they continue to take things one game at a time.
“We have a big game against Moncton coming up on Wednesday,” Jones announced. “We refuse to lose at home, so we just have to go out there and find a way to be successful.”
Windsor and Moncton tip off at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 26, at the WFCU Centre.