Express Continue Hot Streak
Sunday December 8th, 2013
Posted at 5:53pm
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Last night, the Windsor Express notched a hard-earned victory over their rivals, the London Lightning. This afternoon, they kept on rolling. They dominated the Miracles in the early going of the game, and persisted forward to a 115-101 victory over Moncton.
Stefan Bonneau scored 24 points, Chris Commons netted 21 points and DeAndre Thomas had 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Tensions were brewing early in the game. The Moncton coach was handed a technical foul within the first minute. Windsor began to pile the points, including a massive alley-oop from Darren Duncan to Stefan Bonneau. It looked as if Bonneau was floating on air before slamming the ball down. They went on a 16-5 run to start the game, and had a 16 point lead at the end of the quarter.
The pressure continued for Windsor in the second. Defensively, the Express were strong as well. Nick Evans and DeAndre Hall combined for two giant blocks. Evans would injure his ankle later while trying to stop the Miracles low. Windsor kept up its offense and led 61-45 at halftime.
The friction between the two teams settled down as the game progressed.
Moncton was coming back in the third though, trying to knock the Express off their pedestal. The Miracles put down some big slams over Windsor. The plays nearly evened the game as the visitors got to within 4 points before the end of the third. They outscored the Express 33-21 in the quarter.
DeAndre Thomas made his big frame present in the fourth quarter. He was unstoppable on his strong drives to the basket. Moncton stayed in the game and kept creeping up on Windsor’s lead. A three-pointer from the Express extended their lead. More threes were answered with threes by the Miracles. But it wasn’t enough. The final buzzer signalled the end of the game, as the Windsor Express defeated the Moncton Miracles 115-101.
The Express’ next game is Friday, December 20th against the Halifax Rainmen.