Express Steam Over Lions

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express (4-3) had a strong fourth quarter against the visiting Niagara River Lions (2-4), outscoring them 34-13 to come away with a 112-90 win Sunday afternoon.

The 1st quarter saw a lot of back-and-forth baskets between both teams until the midway point. Windsor finished the quarter with a 24-23 advantage.

The 2nd quarter opened up with a three pointer from Adam Blazek to put the River Lions within 2, at 26-24. The visitors took control and were able to create a ten point lead over the Express before the midway point of the quarter.

Brandon Robinson’s bonus situation at the buzzer put the Express back in the lead, and they went into halftime with a 57-55 lead.

The 2nd half started with a dunk from Clinton-Springer Williams followed by a quick three pointer from Tony Bennett. The rest of the quarter saw back-and-forth baskets between both teams.

Windsor was able to make a comeback with Robinson’s four points in the last minute of the quarter. Alex Johnson got a buzzer beater bucket to give Windsor a 78-77 lead.

The final frame didn’t see a basket until 10:43 when Logan Stutz drained a three. The momentum shifted in favour of the Express when they went on a 13-3 run and Maurice Bolden’s two handed slam sealed the Express victory, 112-90.

Robinson had a double double in the win, putting up a game high 32 points and 13 rebounds. Bolden also scored a double double, with 22 points and 17 boards.

The Express will travel out east this Thursday to take on the Moncton Miracles at 6:00pm EST. The next day, Windsor will travel to Charlottetown to take on the Island Storm.

The Express returns home on January 17 to host the Orangeville A’s for a 2:00pm tipoff.

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