By Matt Dumouchelle
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express scored five points, recorded a steal, and had the buzzer come to their rescue as they snuck past the Mississauga Power 104-103, Sunday afternoon. Mississauga was off to a strong start early in the first quarter, but Windsor came back with a 26-22 advantage after the first.
The Power took back the lead from the Express in the second quarter, holding them to a two point lead going into halftime, 52-50. Mississauga and Windsor exchanged leads throughout the third, and the Power ended the quarter with a 78-73 advantage.
The Express fought hard throughout the fourth quarter, and the Power had a 103-99 lead, with 12 seconds left in the game.
Tony Bennett drilled a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to bring Windsor within one, 103-102, and they pressured immediately on the inbound.
Windsor’s Ryan Anderson knocked the ball away from the Mississauga player and quickly got the ball to Quinnel Brown, who gave Windsor the 104-103 lead, on a floater in the lane with 3 seconds to go.
Mississauga got the ball to the hot Omar Strong, who heaved a 45-foot shot that dropped, but the buzzer had already gone.
Bennett was the scoring leader for the Express with 21 points. Ryan Anderson dropped 11 rebounds to go along with his 18 points for the double double.
Chris Commons had the team’s other double double, with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Windsor finishes the 2014-2015 NBL regular season on February 28 at 7:00 pm, when they welcome the Brampton A’s to the WFCU Centre.