Road Split For Windsor


Kirk Williams Jr lays a pic on a Niagara player and frees up Shaquille Kieth for a drive to the lane.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(MONO, ON) – Chris Commons led the Express with a game-high 29 points en route to a road victory over the Niagara River Lions in the Garden City, 101-98. The win on Wednesday night snapped a two-game skid for the Express.


Tony Bennett (5) looks to dish as he drives toward the key against the Niagara River Lions.
Photo by John Skinner.

Maurice Bolden added 23 points against the Lions and Brandon Robinson chipped in 12 as Windsor played catch-up in the 4th quarter to overcome a 70-58 deficit. Both Commons and Shaquille Keith narrowly missed registering double-doubles.


Chris Commons.

Windsor couldn’t pull of the second leg of the two-game road trip as they dropped a 113-98 decision to the Orangeville A’s on Saturday. This time the Express got double digit scoring from six players, but could defend against a determined Orangeville squad.

Bolden put up a team-high 19 points against the A’s while Tony Bennett connected for 15 and Commons and Robinson each scored 12. Keith and Kirk Williams Jr rounded out the scoring with 11 apiece.

Orangeville out rebounded Windsor 53-39, which proved to the undoing of he Express. Windsor trailed 82-63 heading into the final frame, and despite dropping 35 points, could only make up 4 points on the spread.

Windsor will return to the friendly confines of home this Sunday as they look for revenge against the A’s, tipping off at 2:00pm. The game will be the first of four at home as the Express get set to welcome the Saint John Mill Rats to town for the only time this season, on March 20. Four days later Niagara will be on tap followed by London on March 26.


BJ Monteiro (6) looks unhappy as point guard Alex Johnson turns the corner and eyes the bucket.
Photo by John Skinner.


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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