Bennett Shoots Out The Lights

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express improved their record to 13-10 after defeating the London Lightning at home, 119-112. The Express enjoyed a well-rounded offense with five players contributing 18 or more points in the win.


Shaquille Keith showed perfect form against London as he narrowly missed a triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds.
Photo by John Skinner.

It is not often that a player will register a double-double the hard way. Last night two Express players each scored in the double digits while dishing off 10 assists.

Point guard Tony Bennett put up a game-high 28 points for Windsor, to go with 10 helpers, in almost 38 minutes on the hardwood. Bennett also made a block and four steals on the D-side of the ball.

Newcomer Shaquille Keith too passed for 10 assists while dropping 20 points, and had 2 blocks to his credit. Keith also cleared 9 rebounds, narrowly missing a triple-double.

Kirk Williams Jr had another strong offensive game for Windsor with 26 points, the wily veteran Chris Commons chipped in 22 points, and Brandon Robinson contributed 18 as he went 6-for7 from the penalty stripe. Robinson was also a force in the back court, making 3 steals.

London shot out of the gate in the 1st quarter as they doubled Windsor 28-14 at the end of 12 minutes. The Express managed to claw back 3 points in the 2nd quarter, though the Lightning put up another 27 to lead 55-44 at the half.


Eric Frederick (11) skirts under the defense of London’s Warren Ward last night in Windsor. The Express enjoyed their 5th win over the Lightning 119-112.
Photo by John Skinner.

The 3rd period was the difference last night as Windsor overwhelmed London with a 42-27 spread to take the lead heading into the final frame. The home side then managed to increase the margin by 3 more points to seal their 13th win of the season, and their 5th over London.

The Windsor Express are back on the home court tonight as they host the Niagara River Lions at 7:30pm. The Lions are 3-7 in their last 10, but are coming off a 119-109 win over Orangeville, last night in St Catharines.


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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