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Thursday February 28th, 2013

Posted at 8:03am

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The Windsor Express keep rolling. Bouncing back from two straight losses, the Express decimated and quieted the Jazz. Windsor won by a substantial 115-73 margin over the Montreal Wednesday night, at the WFCU Centre.

The 42-point victory is Windsor’s highest point differential win of the season.

“We had a heart to heart tonight,” said assistant coach Lex Page regarding Windsor’s play. The team had a feel-good, stress-free attitude for Wednesday’s game.

For Windsor, the “Montreal Mauler” Kevin Loiselle had 16 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assists while Victor Morris had 20 points and 11 assists. Also leading charge were Chris Commons (13 points, 7 rebounds), Daniel Rose (12 points, 8 rebounds), and Greg Surmacz (13 points).

Eric Parker filled in for the injured Lester Prosper Wednesday night, and finished with 8 points and 7 rebounds.

Fans who braved the cold and snow Wednesday night were delighted to a series of alley-oops, slam-dunks and big time plays by the Windsor Express.

Though Montreal scored the game’s first points, Windsor scored the next 13. The run would set the tone for the rest of the game. Throughout the first quarter, the Express kept rolling past the Jazz. Darren Duncan even had himself a big block. With the first twelve gone, Windsor was up 28-15.

Like the first, the second quarter was dominated by the Express. A couple of consecutive alley-oops from the 6’10” Daniel Rose, and a huge one from Kevin Loiselle had the fans in a frenzy. Constant offense kept the train rolling for Windsor as they finished the first half with a 16-2 run, and a 61-30 advantage.

In the second half, Victor Morris continued to put up some good numbers, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer. After three quarters, Windsor had an enormous 92-51 lead.

The highlight of the fourth quarter came in a small package, delivered in a massive way. With just under four minutes to go in the final quarter, Windsor grabbed the ball and moved it up the court. Morris threw the ball up towards the basket, where Stephan Bonneau leapt high into the air, reached out and grasped the ball with one hand before slamming it down for the dunk. The crowd and the players jumped to their feet as cheers thundered throughout the arena. The incredible alley-oop left the fans jaw-dropped and with goose bumps.

The Express went on to defeat the Montreal Jazz 115-73.

Basketball weekend at the WFCU Centre is ahead for the Windsor Express. They take on the Saint John Mill Rats Friday night, and return Saturday night to battle the Oshawa Power.

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