Windsor Dampens Power

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Ryan Anderson dropped a game-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Windsor Express took game 1 of the Central Conference semi-finals from Mississauga by a score of 107-89.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Matt Dumouchelle

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express opened the 2015 NBL Playoffs in championship form as they blasted the Mississauga Power 107-89, in Game 1 of the Central Conference semi-finals.

The Express pounced ahead 24-8 in the opening quarter, wrapping it up with a 26-19 lead through twelve minutes. The lead ballooned to 21 with 2:13 to go in the first half, as Windsor’s advantage sat at 51-35 through two quarters.

Chris Commons had 15 of his 19 points in the first half, adding six rebounds in the process.

Mississauga made their charge in the third, erasing the Express lead, thanks to three straight treys from Jordan Weidner to tie the game at 55-55. Windsor responded with a 22-10 run of their own, ending three quarters up 77-65.

NBL Canada Basketball at WFCU Arena in Windsor on 2014-12-05.

Tony Bennett scored a double-double when he registered 10 points and 13 assists to help lead Windsor to a game 1 victory over the Mississauga Power.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The fourth quarter was carried by the Express again, pushing their lead to a game high 23 points, on their way to taking a 1-0 lead in this best of five series.

Ryan Anderson dropped a game-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Tony Bennett added a double-double of his own, recording 10 points and 13 assists.

Windsor looks for a stranglehold on the series on Tuesday, when they host Game 2 of the semi-final at 7:00 pm at the WFCU Centre.

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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. Email Ian Shalapata
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