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(KITCHENER, ON) – Windsor’s modest 3-game winning streak came to a close at the hands of a 2-point deficit to the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans last night. The 118-116 loss leaves the Express 1.5 games behind both the London Lightning and Sudbury Five (9-9). Windsor holds 3 games and 5 games in hand, respectively.
Juan Pattillo again led the Windsor offense, posting a 35 point, 15 rebound double-double in 37 minutes. Fan favourite starter Ryan Anderson also got into double-double territory with 14 points, 11 boards, and adding 3 assists. Horace Wormely fed the attack with 8 assists from the point guard position.
Windsor’s workhorse, Chris Jones, put up 14 for player off the bench honours.Juan Pattillo slams home 2 of his 35 points against Kitchener-Waterloo on 5 January 20189.
After a virtual dead heat in the first period, the Express clung to a tenuous 2-point lead at halftime. The home side strung together two 30-point quarters in the 2nd half to secure the victory despite Windsor’s 37 points in the final frame.
With 37 seconds remaining, Pattillo connected on a drive to the basket and drew the foul for the 3-point play. It drew Windsor to within a point but two free throws by Ed Horton expanded the margin to 3. Anderson then made 1-of-2 from the line, but the Express couldn’t pull the trigger. Joel Friesen then boxed out to end the game.Windsor's Angelo Griffis goes head-to-head with Kitchener's Nigel Tyghter on 5 January 2019. The Titans outlasted Windsor 118-116 in Kitchener.
This is a make or break week for Windsor (5-8) beginning Wednesday when they host the Cape Breton Highlanders (10-6). Then on Friday the Saint John Riptide (11-6) are in town to do battle. That will be followed up as the Express welcome rivals the London Lightning (8-8) to Windsor Saturday evening.Anthony Ottley Jr lays up a two-handed slam during an NBL Canada match against Kitchener-Waterloo on 5 January 2019.