(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.
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.
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.