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Sunday January 5th, 2014

Posted at 9:51pm

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It’s another win for the Windsor Express. They faced the Mississauga Power in a rematch from Friday night. The team came together and worked hard to win their 10th home game of the season. They defeated the Power 110-88.

Chris Commons once more led the Express to victory with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Darren Duncan scored 18 points and had 11 assists. Kevin Loiselle net 15 points while grabbing 17 rebounds.

The Express again only dressed 9 players. DeAndre Thomas sat out his second of a two-game suspension. He was involved in a minor altercation with an official on New Year’s day in London. DeAndre Hall has been released and Nick Evans is nursing an ankle injury.

The Mississauga Power were playing their third game in three days: Friday, they were in Windsor; Saturday, they returned to Mississauga to face Ottawa; Sunday, they travelled back to face the Express to close out their weekend.

Knowing the visitors would be tired, Windsor looked to take advantage of the exhausted group. The Express started with a couple three-pointers to open the game. The score remained close for most of the first. A high-scoring quarter ended in Windsor’s favour.

The Express continued their solid play in the second, beginning with Erik Parker dribbling between the defenders before driving to the net for two points. Slowly, as Windsor built its lead, Mississauga was getting back into the game. The Power were hitting key shots that deflated the crowd. Their defense also held up strong.

Windsor only led 54-49 at halftime as Mississauga caught up.

Fatigue began to set on the Power. They couldn’t keep up with the speedy Express. Papa Oppong dropped a three-pointer to start the third. Windsor then set up a few dunks. First, it was Quinnel Brown slamming the ball down. An alley-oop from Stefan Bonneau to Kevin Loiselle sent the fans to their feet. Right after, for back-to-back dunks, Chris Commons was sent down the court for an easy slam. The Express ended the third quarter up by 10.

Mississauga missed plenty of baskets throughout the fourth. Windsor made their opponents pay for the mistakes. The Express outscored the Power 25-13. When time ran out, Windsor was victorious 110-88.

The Express are back at the WFCU Centre Saturday, January 11th to face the Ottawa Skyhawks at 7:00pm.

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