Thursday, March 03, 2016

Gameday -- March 3, 2016

Niagara 119-109 Orangeville

The Niagara River Lions extended Orangeville's losing streak to nine games on Thursday beating the A's 119-109 at the Meridan Centre.

Niagara rode a strong first quarter (31-23) to only their seventh win of the season.

The game was dominated by play in the paint, which accounted for 114 of the 228 points scored. Niagara big man Logan Stutz led the game with 31 points and 13 rebounds while Orangeville's Justin Moss posted 30 points and 13 rebounds.

The A's (5-15) will head to London for a date with the Lightning on Saturday. Niagara (7-16) will take on the Express in Windsor on Sunday.

Stats can be found here.

Windsor 119-112 London

The Windsor Express won a slugfest against their 401 rivals on Thursday taking down the league-leading London Lightning 119-112 at WFCU Centre.

London started the game strong, largely dominating play in the first half. However, a massive offensive explosion in the third by the Express (outscored London 47-27) allowed them to take the second half.

It wasn't a good night for defences, with Windsor (55%) and London (51%) posting impressive shooting percentages.

Shaq Keith had an impressive game for the Express, despite being ejected from the game late after recording his second technical foul. The 22-year-old was one rebound shy of a triple-double (20pts, 9reb, 10ast).

Tyshawn Patterson put up 21pts for the Lightning.

The win means Windsor is now 4-0 since head coach Bill Jones returned to the bench following his suspension.

The Express, who are now 13-10, will host Niagara on Friday. London will host Orangeville on Saturday.

Stats can be found here.