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Saturday March 26th, 2016, 10:41pm


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Two behemoths clashed hard once again at the WFCU Centre. And once again, they put on quite the show. It was a thrilling matchup, and yet again, it came down to the wire. But the Lightning were stronger. The visiting London Lightning won over Windsor 113-110.

Chris Commons led the way with 25 points, with Kirk Williams Jr. adding 23 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Robinson put up 17 points.

In typical Windsor-London fashion, the game started off with action at both ends. The two rivals were going basket for basket, matching three-pointer for three-pointer. London turned it up a notch with an in-your-face dunk. things began to get heated, as per usual. It started when Shaquille Keith was tossed aside by London’s Nick Evans. The teams continued to battle until the end of the quarter. With a second left in the quarter, Kirk Williams Jr. sank a big three-pointer to put Windsor up by three.

An evenly matched first carried into the second. Windsor continued its momentum. Kicking things off, Theo Davis got a backhand pass and then dunked it down on London. On the other side of the court, London’s Tyshawn Patterson kept making his own three-point shots. The Express countered with some three-pointers and slick moves. Williams hit a pair of long bombs, while Keith was breaking ankles. The Lightning weren’t fazed; they put on a show and quickly tied the game. The Express couldn’t hold back London’s threes. nearing the end of the quarter, the Lightning couldn’t get the buzzer beater. Windsor stayed up by five at the half, leading 62-57.

Early in the third quarter, both teams hit some good three-point shots to keep the game close. London picked up the pace as the Express slowly started to fall behind. Keith hit a three for his team, hoping to get back into it. The shot was answered by yet another London three-pointer. In return, Keith sank his shot from the outside line once more. to silence the Express players, the Lightning slammed a dunk to build their lead, and maintain momentum. The visitors were up after the third, with the Express needing a comeback in the final quarter.

Windsor rallied hard in the fourth. While London kept putting up points, the Express fought for the comeback. The Lightning built a decent lead; the Express were in a tough spot. As the quarter counted down, they continued to claw. Windsor was impressive down low, and got within four points with a minute to go. Down to 30 seconds, Chris Commons hit a basket down low. On the inbound, the Express stole and got the foul. They were within one. London hit a pair of foul shots to take a three-point lead with 15 seconds to play. Windsor tried for the three-point shot, but it fell short. The exciting finish went the other way as the Lightning held off the Express 113-110.

Windsor’s next home game isn’t until mid-April, as they welcome the Moncton Miracles to the WFCU Centre at 7:30pm.

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