Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The Week That Was - Feb. 9


The Windsor Express managed an impressive 2-1 record this past week, thanks to a pair of wins
against Central Divison rivals in the London Lightning.

The Express have been a bit of an enigma this season. They started the campaign 0-2, only to play some uninspiring .500 basketball through the month of January. February, on the other hand, has started out much more promisingly.

Their 114-93 win over the league-best Lightning in Clash of the Colosseum was arguably their best performance of the season, followed by a tight 89-88 loss in Orangeville.

Brandon Robinson has emerged as one of the early favourites for MVP, sitting at 23ppg and 7rpg.

The question is: Can the Express finally match expectations in February?


G - James Justice (Moncton) 16ppg, 6apg, 2spg
- Came up big in Moncton's win over the Storm (18 points, five steals)

G - Tony Bennett (Windsor) 14ppg, 11apg, 1.5 steals
- Windsor's go-to point guard came up big on the week Adrian Moss left the club

F - Stephen Maxwell (London) 17ppg, 11rpg
- Another consistent performance from one of league's most all-around forward

F - Gabe Freeman (Saint John) 20ppg, 9rpg
- Saint John's leader in points and rebounds led the Mill Rats to a pair of crucial road wins

C - Anthony Stover (Saint John) 10ppg 13rpg, 6bpg
- NBL Canada's Player of the Week averaged 13 rebounds and six blocks

Feb. 7th - ISL @ MON
Feb. 6th - NIA @ ORG, SJ @ MON, WIN @ LDN
Feb. 5th - ISL @ HAL, WIN @ ORG
Feb. 4th - SJ @ LDN, WIN @ ORG
Feb. 3rd - LDN @ WIN, SJ @NIA

TRANSACTIONS - All transactions courtesy of NBL Canada

- Feb. 3: Place Joseph Bertrand (hip) on Injured Reserve. Signed and activated Jershon Cobb
- Feb. 4: Activated Malcolm Grant from Injured Reserve. Placed Josiah Turner on Injured Reserve (respiratory)
- Feb. 3: Released Curtis Washington
- Feb. 6: Activated Garrett Williamson from Injured Reserve.
- No transactions
- Feb. 2: Released Marcus Lewis
- Feb. 4: Place David Tyndale (sprained left ankle) on Injured Reserve. Signed and activated Douglas "Freddy" Appiah
Saint John
- No transactions
- Feb. 3: Activated Theo Davis from Injured Reserve. Released Chris Matthews and Paul Cooper
- Feb. 6: Signed and activated Eric Frederick. Released Adrian Moss.