It’s three wins in a row for the Windsor Express as they move to one game below five hundred on the season.
Returning from a nearly month long road trip the Express opened their two game home stand with a win over Moncton 102 – 98. Ten players scored with four in double digits, as the team had 11 more assists then turnovers.
Darren Duncan and Chris Commons had 22 a piece with Duncan dishing out nine assists. Montreal native Kevin Loiselle led the attack on the glass ripping nine rebounds and nine points for the home side. Moncton couldn’t hit a free throw shooting 13 -25 from the charity stripe and didn’t get bench production being outscored 42-29.
The Express have now won four out of their last five games taking out 0-10 Montreal Jazz in the second half of their weekend home stand 104-94. Montreal led after one quarter by 13 but slowly faded with Windsor pulling away in the fourth, outscoring the Jazz 31 -22 in the final frame.
Production throughout this winning streak has been anchored by Darren Duncan. Scoring 31 on the Jazz puts Duncan at 18 points and eight assists per game average on the season. Controlling the glass has proved to be a new habit for Windsor out rebounding opponents in their last three wins. Lester Prosper had 10 boards over Montreal and is averaging eight rebounds a game.
Up next for the Express is a battle with 11-1 London, who is coming off their first loss of the season against Oshawa. London is the reigning league champions and a good measuring stick as any for the Express. High assists to turnover ratio is a direct result of proper team ball control and constant bench scoring means wins. Eight players average 11points or more on London while only two have more turnovers than assists.
Out of the next six games, four will be against London. Playing the top competition can only benefit a team that is trying to build a foundation. If Windsor can stay healthy and continue to grow on their recent success, fans will follow.