Express Hot And Cold


Brandon Robinson (10) eyes the basket for a layup vs the London Lightning. Despite putting up 115 points, London prevailed by 10 points.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Express split a pair of home games over the weekend as they maintained a .500 record overall. The net result is a 6-6 record and 2nd place standing, 3.5 games behind the London Lightning in the NBLC West.


Dartis Willis (r) and Bill Jones honour Kevin Loiselle, a member of the 2014-15 championship team in Windsor. Loiselle now plays with the Lightning.
Photo by John Skinner.

Against those same Lightning, the express scored 115 points, but it still wasn’t enough. The visitors put up 125 against Windsor for their 5th straight win.

Tony Bennett dropped a game-high 32 points while Chris Commons and Maurice Bolden each added 19 points. Guard Adrian Moss registered a double-double, for the Express, which included 10 points and 12 assists.

On Saturday, the Express braced for a visit by the Niagara River Lions. In three previous meetings the home team prevailed and the rule stayed true with a 108-103 Windsor victory.

Brandon Robinson put up a game high 27 points, Saturday, and added 5 steals. Bennett scored 19 points with Commons netting 17.


Chris Commons (24) put up 19 points against London and followed that up with a 17-point effort vs the Niagara River Lions.
Photo by John Skinner.

This time, Bolden shot a double-double as he dropped 10 points and cleaned the glass for 10 boards.

Windsor is looking to break the rule on Thursday when they travel to Niagara Region for a rematch with the Lions. The Express will be back in action at home on January 29 when they tipoff with the Island Storm at 7:30pm.

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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