The London Lightning’s incredible winning streak came to an end on Wednesday in Windsor when the Bolts fell to Windsor 114-93.
London’s league-record win streak and momentum weren’t enough to best Windsor in a tough game against their 401 rivals.
London enjoyed success in and around the hoop early on, with a good chunk of their early lead thanks to points in the paint. However, the Express used their strong perimeter game to catch up to the Bolts and take a 45-43 deficit into halftime.
The game was truly decided in the third quarter when Windsor exploded to outscore London 37-23 and take an 80-68 lead into the final frame. The Express then outmuscled the Lightning to close out the game.
Windsor muzzled London for most of the game, eventually keeping London to .344 shooting (31-90). The Express also outrebounded London with a margin of 17 (60-43).
“We’ve shown some signs of some dullness, lack of attention to detail… We won 14 games in a row; we’ve had video game numbers,” Head Coach Kyle Julius said after the game. “There’s no question we were relaxed, and that game is a real good thing for us.”
Royce White led the Lightning with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Windsor’s Wally Ellenson led the game with 23 points while Juan Pattillo recorded 19 rebounds.
The Bolts will now get ready to back-to-back games on the weekend. The first of which will go on Saturday at Budweiser Gardens when the Niagara River Lions come to town. The Lighting will play in Orangeville on Sunday.
Tip-off on Saturday has been set for 7pm.