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Friday March 21st, 2014

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Giving up the two first games of a series isn’t always easy to recover from. Thursday night in London, though, the Windsor Express were all over the Lightning. Many players stepped up to ensure the win. The Express earned the hard fought 93-81 victory. 

The series now sits with London leading 2-1.

Darren Duncan led the way all around for Windsor, scoring 28 points and grabbing 10 assists and 5 rebounds. Quinnel Brown netted 18 points and Papa Oppong had 12 points.

On the night, Windsor certainly improved its free throw shooting, scoring 22 of 27 from the line.

The Express players took their game to a higher level in Game 3 as Kevin Loiselle grabbed opportune rebounds, DeAndre Thomas scored big down low and Darren Duncan made key free throws.

Windsor got the start it wanted. The team made giant plays and hit great shots – Duncan’s three-pointers were huge for the Express. A London three-point shot late in the quarter had Windsor only up by five after one.

The Lightning tied the game early in the second and eventually took the lead. Another last second three-pointer gave London a 41-36 advantage at the half.

The Express were on fire to start the second half. A three-point shot from Dominique Buckley forced the Lightning into an early timeout.

In the fourth quarter, it was Oppong hitting a three to make London take another early timeout. By this point, the Express were hounding the Lightning, basket by basket. More threes came their way and they built a lead late. The train was unstoppable as Windsor took a 93-81 victory.

Game 4 is Sunday, March 23rd at 2pm in London. Game 5 is set for Wednesday, March 26th at 7:05pm at the WFCU Centre.

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