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Express Win Two In A Row, Defeat A's 99-95

Released: February 11, 2016
By: Windsor Express Media


Windsor, ON – Coming off a pair of road games the Windsor Express returned home to the WFCU centre to square off against the Orangeville A’s. Newcomer and Oklahoma City native Eric Frederick would be in uniform for the Express for this one. Orangeville entered the WFCU centre coming off a home loss to the Niagara River Lions.

Windsor dominated from the tip. Going on a 14-2 run to start the game, Windsor left the A’s seemingly without a chance in the early going. Orangeville began clawing their way back into the game but a Theo Davis put-back slam took the air out of the A’s offense. After one quarter Windsor led 28-17 after relying heavily on their bench in the first quarter.

 Windsor was continued to execute their game plan in the second quarter and held on to their lead. As a missed shot appeared to be heading out of bounds towards the baseline Express forward Kirk Williams Jr came out of nowhere and delivered a no-look, over the head full court pass to Shaquille Keith who was subsequently fouled at the other end. A stoppage in play late in the second quarter saw Williams Jr and Orangeville’s Flenard Whitfield ejected. Windsor held a one point lead at the break, up 49-48. Kirk Williams led the Express scoring in the first half with ten points.

Looking to settle his team down Chris Commons pushed the Express out to a ten point lead with a pair of three pointers in the third quarter. Windsor would dominate all shooting categories resulting in a 76-64 lead entering the final quarter.

Even though Windsor had led for the majority of the game Coach Tony Jones and his staff needed the Windsor defense to get a few stops down the stretch. Relying on Alex “Superman” Johnson to run the point Windsor would need him to step up in order to close this one out. After a series of free throws Superman and the Windsor Express would secure the victory by a score of 99-95.

Player of the game was Chris Commons following his 32 point, three rebound game. Windsor’s record improved to 9-9 following the victory. Orangeville would drop to 5-8. The Express go back on the road Thursday and Friday to take on London and Niagara respectively. Windsor returns home to play their 401 rivals the London Lightning Saturday Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at The WFCU Centre box office, or by calling  519-800-3665.


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