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Saturday January 2nd, 2016, 11:50pm

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After losing their first two games of the season, the Express bounced back Friday night in Orangeville. To keep the ball rolling, the Express found their way to victory. They welcomed the Niagara River Lions to the WFCU Centre for the first time Saturday night. That welcome came with a loss as Windsor narrowly won 118-115.

Brandon Robinson scored a game high 35 points. Not far behind were Chris Commons and Tony Bennett, who each added 29 points.

The Express offense lead the charge in the first quarter. From the opening tip-off, they were connecting for quick baskets. Early on, they were doubling Niagara. As well, they were controlling the pace of the game. The River Lions were able to cut the lead, though. Their three-pointers were sinking throughout the second quarter. At the end of the first half, Windsor was up 56-52.

In the third quarter, the action was back and forth at both ends, as the teams exchanged baskets. They were also exchanging defensive blocks and steals, as well as forcing turnovers. At this junction of the game, it was a somewhat even match. However, Niagara began to fire up. Chris Commons wouldn’t stand for that as he began to light up the net with three-pointers. With a quarter to go, it was a close game. Brandon Robinson hit a pair of early three-point shots that maintained his team’s lead. Commons continued his hot shots with three-pointers of his own. The baskets from the outside helped Windsor rebuild a significant lead in the late stages of the fourth quarter. However, the River Lions weren’t going away; the visitors tied the game with less than three minutes to play. The Express managed to take over with seconds to go. As the buzzer was drawing near, Windsor had itself a one-point lead. a pair of free throws brought that lead to three with three seconds to go. Niagara tried one last shot from afar, but it was short. The Express fought off the visiting River Lions and won 118-115.

The Windsor Express are back at the WFCU Centre next Sunday, January 10th at 2pm for a rematch against the River Lions.

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