(WINDSOR, ON) – Riding a modest 2-game winning streak, the Express welcomed the Orangeville A’s to Windsor for the first time since February. The Express earned a 111-110 victory this time, but the A’s forced the game into double overtime before Warren Ward dropped a trey at the buzzer to elevate Windsor into the win column.
The game could have ended poorly for the Express in regulation time. However, Orangeville’s Anthony Harris managed to hit only 1-of-3 free throws after being fouled beyond the arc with 1 second to play. The single point tied the game and sent t he teams into the first of 2 OT periods.
Despite a 6-0 run by the A’s to start the 2nd OT quarter, Windsor stayed even with Orangeville to give Ward the opportunity for the late heroics. He finished with a game-high 33 points on 6-for-12 shooting from downtown.
Nick Evans contributed 16 for Windsor along with a massive 8 blocks on defense. Juan Pattillo was not too far behind, knocking down 15 while grabbing 16 boards for a double-double.
Maurice Jones and Darren Duncan also scored in the double digits with 10 points each. Duncan was credited with a DD as well after dishing 14 assists.
The Express won’t be home for two weeks as OHL playoff hockey takes precedence at the WFCU Arena. Windsor will hit the road for six games before returning on April 5 when the Niagara River Lions come to town.