(SYDNEY, NS) – The Windsor Express squandered a Logan Stutz double-double in an NBL Canada tilt against the (2-3) Cape Breton Highlanders last night. In front of 1,001 fans at the Centre 200 in Sydney, NS, the home side fought back from a 56-39 half time deficit to edge out the Express 106-105.
Stutz compiled a team high 24 points and combined them with 11 boards for the game’s only double-double. Even 20 points from guard Braylon Rayson and matching 18s from Shaquille Keith and Maurice Jones wasn’t enough on the night as Cape Breton won their first game of the season.
Windsor head coach Bill Jones received 10 points from Desmond Hubert off the bench where Express fans noticed two new players. The day prior to leaving for the two-game east coast swing, Windsor activated Chad Fraser and Robert Nortmann, who both saw limited action.
Former Express forward Kevin Loiselle managed just 5 points for Cape Breton and was awarded a technical foul in 14 minutes on the hardwood.
The Express (2-2) will be back in action tonight as they visit the winless Halifax Hurricanes (0-3) at 6pm Windsor time. Halifax will be looking to regain their honour after losing 108-94 to the Express on November 25.
Nortmann will be returning to the town where he starred for the Dalhousie Tigers, and was team MVP in 2011-12.
Windsor returns to central Canada for a Saturday matchup with the struggling London Lightning (1-4) at the Budweiser Centre. The Express next play at home on December 15 when they welcome the undefeated St John’s Edge (4-0) to the WFCU Arena.