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Friday November 22nd, 2013

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The storm raged on, but the train kept steaming. Inside the WFCU Centre, the Island storm brewed up a close game against the Express. In the end, Windsor couldn’t be derailed. The Express defeated the Storm 90-86 Thursday night.

Chris Commons led the way for the Express with 21 points. Darren Duncan scored 20 points and had 12 assists.

The Island Storm are formerly the Summerside Storm, playing out of Prince Edward Island.

Early in the first, the Express were in control. It wasn’t long before the Storm moved in. and it came fast. They stopped the Express dead in its tracks, going on an 18-2 run. Windsor came right back though and took the lead with a 3-point shot from Papa Oppong. Papa had a brand new bag as his tight defense held the Storm.

Windsor continued to pile points in the second. Its defensive game was strong as well, solidified by a huge block from Quinnel Brown. The team kept the Island Storm at bay until the half.

They were up 51-42 with two quarters to play.

The Storm weren’t about to fade out to start the third. They scored 5 points in a little over a minute. Windsor responded with a big 3-pointer of their own from Chris Commons. Later, it was Darren Duncan with a 3 that sent the crowd to its feet. The Island didn’t sit still as the momentum began to switch. The Storm surged and the Express were only up by three after three.

The tide was rising and the storm was closing in. The visitors moved the ball quickly to gain some offense against Windsor. Brown grabbed two important rebounds to help the Express stay ahead late in the game. They managed to roll away from the Island a little bit. While trying to take over, the Storm fouled in hopes of quickly regaining possession. However, the train advanced onward and the track was leading to victory.

The Express quiet the Storm with a 90-86 win.

They’re back on the court this Saturday, November 23rd when they face the London Lightning.

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