Express Drops Final Regular Season Game

By Matt Dumouchelle

(WINDSOR, ON) – With their spot in the NBLC playoffs locked up, the Windsor Express fell 112-99 to the Brampton A’s at the WFCU Arena Saturday night. The win was valuable for Brampton (18-14), who clinch home court advantage in their conference semi-final series against the London Lightning.

Windsor (21-11) closes the regular season as the No. 1 overall seed in the NBLC playoffs and will start their best-of-five conference semi-final against Mississauga on Saturday, March 7 at the WFCU Centre.

The Express opened the game with a 23-19 lead after the first quarter, but relinquished that momentum in the second. Brampton tore open the contest in the second, after a 22-8 run, and turned a 34-34 game into a 58-48 game at the half.

The A’s kept the pedal down in the third, outscoring Windsor 31-23 and increasing their lead to 18 heading into the fourth.

Windsor played with a short bench, resting starters Tony Bennett and Quinnel Brown.

Ryan Anderson had a game-high 21 points and added 7 rebounds.

The semi-final series dates have been set. The opening game is set to tip-off at 7:00 pm.

  • Game 1 – Saturday, March 7th at WFCU Centre 7:00 pm
  • Game 2 – Tuesday, March 10th at WFCU Centre 7:00 pm
  • Game 3 – Thursday, March 12th at Hershey Centre 7:30 pm
  • Game 4 – Tuesday, March 17th at Hershey Centre 7:30 pm (if necessary)
  • Game 5 – Wednesday, March 18th at WFCU Centre 7:00 pm (if necessary)

Last season, the Express swept Mississauga on their way to their first NBLC Championship.

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