Storm Blows Past Windsor

(WINDSOR,ON) – The Windsor Express lost their second game in a row, this time at home to the Island Storm, with a final score of 100-94.

The Express were off to a hot start in the game, leading 6-0 in the first two minutes. The Storm came back, going on a 6-0 run themselves, to take the lead by the midway point of the quarter, 11-9. Tirell Baines closed the quarter by sinking a pair of free throws, and the Storm finished with a 31-19 lead.

Brandon Robinson opened the second quarter with a one handed dunk to make it a 10-point deficit. Then Windsor went on a 7-0 run to make take a 3-point lead 39-36, midway through the quarter. The Island then went into halftime with a 7-point lead, at 53-46.

Chris Commons started the second half with a jumper to bring the score to within 5, but the Storm continued to stay in front for the remainder of the frame.

The Island started off the 4th with back to back buckets from George Beamon and Brent Jennings to make it a 5 point game, at 78-73. The Express continued to battle as Shaquille Keith hit two free throws, to tie the game at 94 with just a minute left to play.

The Storm then came away with the win when Rashad Whack dropped two from the penalty stripe.

Commons put up a double double with 26 points and 10 rebounds, in the losing effort. Keith ended with 21 points and Robinson notched 20.

The Windsor Express will play their next home game at Caesars Windsor in Clash at the Colosseum III, presented by Vito’s Pizzeria. The Express will host the 1st place London Lightning for a 7:30pm tip off.


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