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Tuesday May 17th, 2016

Posted at 10:05pm

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A rough couple of games split in London set the tone for the rest of the series. Now, back in Windsor, the Express looked to build and learn from the first two games. In Game 3, they looked powerful. Windsor tossed the Lightning aside with a 107-99 victory Tuesday night, at the WFCU Centre.

Leading the way once more was Brandon Robinson. He put up an outstanding 32-point game. Tony Bennett added 21 points and 9 assists. Chris Commons scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Brandon Robinson, as he’s done plenty of times before, made an impact with an opening three-pointer. London’s offense wasn’t phased; it played hard and pushed forward. The Lightning had a decent nine-point lead at one time, but Windsor’s late scoring spree but them within striking range. Shaquille Keith and Sherron Collins each made some slick moves down low for the Express. After the first quarter, London was only up by one.

The momentum slowly began tilting Windsor’s way in the early stages of the second. Little by little, the Express inched closer to sneak in and grab the advantage. Following the initial lead exchange, the two powerhouse teams fought for the upper hand from then on, always switching leads. It was Windsor coming out on top by two at the end of the quarter. Windsor was ahead 53-51.

When it came time for the third, the Express were rejuvenated. They came out flying and put in basket after basket. They eventually picked up an 11-point lead against their rivals. London had no choice but to call a timeout to regroup. The short break helped the visitors, as they came out strong. The Lightning cut the lead to four, thanks to a 7-0 run. Windsor hung on and finished the third up by 6.

One quarter remained for these two behemoths. Like the third, the Express picked up the pace early on. Windsor slowly built their lead up and hoped to put the Lightning away. The visitors didn’t sit back. London kept gaining ground on the Express and kept the game close. Nearing the end, Windsor turned it up a notch. in the final stretch, they gave themselves a 6-point advantage. London tried to hit some last-second three-pointers, but couldn’t get the job done. The Express fought off a tough Lightning team to secure a 107-99 win in Game 3.

Later this week, Windsor and London return to the WFCU Centre to battle in Game 4. The game takes place Thursday, May 19th at 7:30pm.

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