Windsor Express Looking To Gain Momentum

(WINDSOR, ON) – The (2-1) Windsor Express are set to play as many games this week as they have all season. On their first swing through the Maritimes this year, the Express will jump it up against the Cape Breton Highlanders (0-5) 6pm this Wednesday, followed by a contest against the (3-3) Halifax Hurricanes 6pm the following night.

In facing down the winless Highlanders, who are only in their 2nd season in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC), the youthful Windsor squad are lead by 3 returning starters in Maurice Jones, Shaquille Keith, and Logan Stutz. Newcomer Devin White (New Orleans, LA) is also finding his scoring touch and holding his own on the defensive side of the ball.

Windsor forward Devin White looks for an outlet during NBL Canada action on 25 November 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor forward Devin White looks for an outlet during NBL Canada action on 25 November 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Although the Express beat the Hurricanes in their home opener 108-94 this season, the Hurricanes have 3 convincing wins this season that indicate Windsor will have their hands full in their second outing against them.

To cap off their week of competition the Express will face their 401 rival (2-2) London Lightning, whom they previously lost to 105-94 in their last dual.

Should Windsor win at least 2 of their 3 games this week it should move them above the middle of the pack in the standings, and give coach Bill Jones the momentum he needs heading into the holiday season.

The Express finally return home to face the second place (5-2) Saint John Edge, 7pm December 15 in the WFCU Arena. The contest will be the best indication thus far as to the condition of the team in it’s pursuit to reclaim the NBLC championship.

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Kim Elliott
Kim's first foray into sports writing was for The Lance student newspaper at the University of Windsor. While broadcasting at CJAM and with OUA.TV, he belonged to an award-winning sports media team which picked up the 2013-14 Lancer A honours. In turn, Kim began broadcasting and writing for the Windsor Express, of the National Basketball League of Canada, for WE-TV, and now at The Square. Kim has obtained a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Hons) and a degree in Education from the University of Windsor. Email Kim Elliott