(WINDSOR, ON) – Juan Pattillo stepped to the plate last night against the Island Storm, in NBL Canada action in Windsor. The 6’ 7” forward out of Western Kentucky put up a game-high 31 points en route to a 111-101 Express win over the visitors.
Pattillo capped his evening with 13 rebounds to complete the double-double, and added a block for good measure. He received a lot of help from his peers in the team effort.
Relative newcomer Logan Stutz dropped 22 points while Shaquille Keith and Tony Bennett each netted 14 in the win. Maurice Jones made 15 dishes to go with 7 points and Darren Duncan doled out 8 helpers.
On defense, Bennett and Jones each thrice picked the pockets of Storm players while Stutz also shut down the lane with 4 blocks.
Windsor emerged from the 1st quarter with a 3-point lead as the teams battled to a 23-20 result after 12 minutes. The Island Storm took the lead heading into the break when they out-scored the Express 27-21 in the 2nd frame.
Even though the Storm extended their lead in the 3rd to 8 points, Windsor didn’t hold back and forced the game to be decided in the 4th with the score even at 74. There strongest period of the night, the Express went up by 12 and then settled for a 10-point margin of victory over the Island Storm.
The blustery weather will continue when Windsor face’s their second east coast challenger tomorrow night at 7:05pm with the Halifax Hurricanes blow into town.