(LONDON, ON) – The Windsor Express are proving to be a force of late. The 10-11 Express are on a 3-game winning streak and have pulled to within 4 games of the front running St John’s Edge after twice disposing of the London Lightning.
The latest victory occurred last night on the road as Windsor held off a hard charging Lightning team to win 123-120 in front of 1,631 disappointed fans.
Following a home victory against the Lightning last Thursday, the Express started slow and trailed the Lightning 27-23 after the first 12 minutes. Windsor put up 37 points in the 2nd quarter to secure a halftime lead, 60-54.
Another 33 points in the 3rd quarter provided Windsor with the margin they needed to withstand a 41-point London 4th quarter and earn their 10th victory of the season.
London starter Doug Herring Jr led all scorers with 28 points, but it wasn’t enough to stave of a loss. Windsor was led by point guard Braylon Rayson who put up 22 points off the bend for the Express. Second-year guard Maurice Jones also dropped 22 in support of the win.
Chad Frazier (21), Demontre Harris (18), Logan Stutz (17), and newcomer Sefton Barrett (12) completed the double digit scoring for Windsor.
Notable was Windsor’s Shaquille Keith being just 3 points, 1 rebound, and 2 assists away from a triple-double, in just 28 minutes on the floor.
The loss knocked London out of 1st place with St John’s holding a half-game lead over the Lightning.
The third place Express have a half-game margin over the Niagara River Lions, guests of tonight’s match in Windsor. Tip-off is at 7pm.