Express Honour V8’s With Win Over Brampton

Jamarcus Ellis and Tonny Bennett converse while waiting for a stoppage in play. The Windsor Express donned a specially designed vintage uniform in honour of Canada's only Olympic silver medal winning basketball team, the 1936 Ford V8's.Photo by Theresa Kamrad Batista.

Jamarcus Ellis and Tonny Bennett converse while waiting during a stoppage in play. The Windsor Express donned a specially designed vintage uniform in honour of Canada’s only Olympic silver medal winning basketball team, the 1936 Ford V8’s.
Photo by Theresa Kamrad Batista.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – In a proper tribute to the 1936 Ford 88’s, the Windsor Express continued their home undefeated streak with a 104-90 defeat of the Brampton A’s last night.

“We are trying to build a fan base and a brand,” head coach Bill Jones told Matt Dumouchelle after the game. “We have always said we refuse to lose at home and right now we are doing the right things to make that happen.”

What Windsor did right last night was find a way to overcome a slow start and take control of the game. Brampton had doubled Windsor 18-9 part way through the 1st quarter, but by the end of 12 minutes, the Express found themselves up by a single point. They stretched their lead to 11 by the half, and were firmly in control going into the final frame with an 82-72 margin. Windsor led by as much as 24 in the fourth, and allowed Brampton to edge closer, but the visitors couldn’t further close the gap before the final buzzer.

With the win, the Express improved their home record to 9-0 and an overall league-leading 12-4.

The perpetually hot Quinnel Brown led the way with a 30-point outburst as well as 6 boards. The game marked the third time this season he has scored 30 or more points in a game.

Brown was joined in scoring by forward Chris Commons who put up 17 points while grabbing 16 rebounds, to register a double-double. For his efforts, Commons is the Windsor Square Player of the Game.

The ever-giving guard, Tony Bennett, had a game-high 7 assists on the night, while the Express welcomed back Ryan Anderson from the injury list, as he saw 14 minutes of floor time.

Windsor continues atop the NBLC Central Conference, 1 1/2 games ahead of London. They will next play host to Saint John as the Mill Rats trek west on Saturday evening. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm.

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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.
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