Express Split Weekend Tilts

Shalapata-Header(WINDSOR, ON) – Maurice Jones and Quinnel Brown lit the scoreboard for the Windsor Express as they toppled the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 102-90 at home on Friday evening. The pair accounted for 43 points as the Express logged only their third win of the season.

The visitors jumped in front after 12 minutes, leading Windsor 25-21 at the buzzer. However, the Express went on the attack in the 2nd quarter and overcame the deficit to hit the locker room ahead 49-41.

Windsor continued to build on their lead through the 3rd and 4th quarters on the strength of three double-doubles.

Jones led the offense with 22 points and 13 assists while Brown dropped 21 points and pulled down 11 boards. Centre Nick Evans also got in on the action by putting up 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Windsor's Wally Ellenson is fouled by the Titans AJ Davis during NBL Canada basketball play on 13 January 2017.Photo by John Skinner.

Windsor’s Wally Ellenson is fouled by the Titans AJ Davis during NBL Canada basketball play on 13 January 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

Wally Ellenson added 13 points of his own in the win, and former Windsor Lancers contributed 7 points, 1 rebound, and 2 assists in limited floor time.

Former Express forward Ryan Anderson did the damage on Sunday as Windsor travelled to London to meet the Lightning at Budweiser Gardens. Anderson registered 32 points in a 106-99 win over the Express.

The Lightning won each quarter except for the 4th, but Windsor couldn’t fill in the hole.

Warren Ward led the Express with 18 points against London. Jones put up a double-double by scoring 10 points and throwing in 12 helpers on the day.

Though out-manned 3 to 1, Windsor's Nick Evans still makes the play during NBL Canada action on 13 January 2017 vs the KW Titans.Photo by John Skinner.

Though out-manned 3 to 1, Windsor’s Nick Evans still makes the play during NBL Canada action on 13 January 2017 vs the KW Titans.
Photo by John Skinner.

The game also marked the return of Windsor fan favourite DeAndre Thomas. The big man launched into his role with the Express by logging 15 points in 12 minutes, including going 7-for-10 from the penalty stripe.

Windsor is now in 3rd place in the Central Division with a 3-4 record and 2 games behind 1st place London. They take on the Niagara River Lions on the road tonight in St Catharines. The Express n

ext play at home on Wednesday when they have a chance to exact some revenge against the Lightning. Tip off is at 7:00pm.

Maurice Jones (11) leads the Express attack against the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans in Windsor on 13 January 2017.Photo by John Skinner.

Maurice Jones (11) leads the Express attack against the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans in Windsor on 13 January 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

With the Titans defender too late, Brandan Kearney lays up 2 points on 13 January 2017.Photo by John Skinner.

With the Titans defender too late, Brandan Kearney lays up 2 points on 13 January 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

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