By Matt Dumouchelle
(WINDSOR, ON) – A late push thrust the Windsor Express to a 107-93 victory over the Mississauga Power on Tuesday night at the WFCU Arena. Windsor holds serve and is now up 2-0 in this best of five conference semi-final.
The Express took control early in the game, leading all the way through the first quarter, closing with a 24-21 advantage.
It was Mississauga’s turn in the second, tying the game on the first shot of the frame and building a lead as large as 10 points before heading into the locker room leading Windsor 48-40.
The Express chipped away throughout the third quarter, taking the lead back at 66-64 when Tony Bennett nailed a three pointer with 1:44 left.
Mississauga’s Omar Strong answered with a three of his own a minute later to knot the game at 69-69 before two Paul Cooper free throws put the Power up 71-70 heading to the fourth.
From there, Windsor had their best quarter of the game, taking it to Mississauga 37-22 to close out the victory. Quinnel Brown dropped a game-high 28 points, while Chris Commons grabbed 24 points of his own.
Ryan Anderson registered 12 points and 11 rebounds while Bennett dropped 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and each finished with double doubles for the second game in a row.
Windsor looks for a series sweep this Thursday, March 12th at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Game time is at 7:30 pm.
The Express are hosting a viewing party at Buffalo Wild Wings at Devonshire Mall on Thursday night for Game 3.