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Shorthanded Express Get Help from Bench in Victory

January 18, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Windsor Express News Release

(MONCTON, NB) Shorthanded and on a three game losing streak, the Windsor Express dug deep to earn a 98-93 victory over the Moncton Miracles on Sunday afternoon and salvaged one game of their east coast trip.

Windsor (14-7) had previously lost to the Island Storm and Saint John Mill Rats in back-to-back nights and were playing without guards, Gary Gibson and Quinnel Brown.

But the bench stepped up.

Josh Collins (15) and Erik Parker (10) had season highs in points and Ryan Anderson dropped a team high 19 in his first start of the year for the Express.

Windsor opened the game slowly again this afternoon, falling behind 10-2 very early, but came back to win the quarter 22-19.

The second swung back in Moncton's (6-14) favour, bringing the teams to the locker room at halftime with a 41-39 Windsor advantage.

It was a tale of two quarters in the second half, with the Express outscoring Moncton 33-23 in the third and at one point expanding their lead to 84-64 in the fourth quarter.

But the Miracles returned the favour with a late-game push, bringing the game within three points with 26 seconds left before Kevin Loiselle nailed two free throws to end the threat.

Loiselle also made his first start of the season, playing just over 40 minutes and adding 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Windsor heads home tomorrow to prepare for the "Clash at the Colosseum II" at Caesars Windsor on Wednesday, January 21st against the Halifax Rainmen.

General admission tickets are $24 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and $14 for children 13 and under and can be purchased at:

Windsor Express office at 720 Ouellette Avenue

9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday

Caesars Windsor box office, located on the second floor

12:00pm-8:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 12:00pm to 12:00am on show nights.

All Cash Money locations in Windsor

2301 Tecumseh Road East

596 Ouellette Avenue

7475 Tecumseh Road East

1375 Huron Church Road

You can also purchase tickets online through EventBrite at www.windsorexpress.ca .

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