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Sunday November 16th, 2014

Posted at 11:26am

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Windsor welcomed Mississauga into its station Saturday night. Once inside, there wasn’t much of a surge – just the sound of engines fired up and blaring. The Express put on a dominant performance over the Power. Windsor took its high-scoring ability to the Power, earning a 116-95 win.

Chris Commons had a whopping 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Express. Quinnel Brown wasn’t far behind, scoring 20 and grabbing 11 rebounds. Tony Bennett put up 17 points and had 9 assists.

Newcomer Ryan Anderson made his debut for Windsor and grabbed 8 defensive rebounds.

The Express stars got right to work for Windsor inside the WFCU Centre. Chris Commons, Quinnel Brown and Tony Bennett were ready to go from the opening tip-off, and gave Windsor an early 9-0 run. The quick start was countered as the quarter went on, as the Power got a burst of energy. Mississauga was closing in on Windsor’s lead, even more so after a late three-pointer. The Express were up 21-17 at the end of the first.

To start the second quarter, each team exchanged three-point baskets. Then, Windsor went to work. The Express were tearing up the court offensively, and holding strong defensively. Ryan Anderson fit right in as he got hold of numerous defensive rebounds. In doing so, Windsor kept increasing their lead. By the end of the first half, the Express outscored the Power 29-14, and were leading 50-31.

Mississauga wouldn’t give in to Windsor’s impressive pressure. Its offense began to power through the Express defense. After adding a few three-pointers, the Power were catching up quick. They were within 10 points after the third quarter, with Windsor up 78-68.

With one quarter to play, the Express refocused and came out on a mission. It was all Windsor to start the fourth. Brown had the right moves to get around the Power defense, including a sick alley-oop, set up greatly by Commons. Windsor was coming into foul trouble, but the team wouldn’t fret. Its defense was all over the Mississauga offense. The Express were just too strong as they held off the Power, and rode the rails to a 116-95 victory.

The Express’ next game is Wednesday, November 19th when they face their rivals, the London Lightning, at 7pm.

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