It was either playoff fatigue or the fact these teams had faced each other so many times this year, or a combination of both that resulted in a very deliberate and slow paced game where scoring was definitely at a premium. The Dukes held a 7-6 lead after the first quarter and it was clear that neither team was going to allow their opponent any easy looks at the basket.
Windsor's backcourt tandem of Khalil Shivji, and Braden Snelling again controlled the tempo for the Dukes and managed the offence. Windsor used its depth in the middle to rebound effectively and not allow the Eagles any easy looks in the middle.
Windsor led 24-11 at the half and cruised to a 45-35 victory and have earned the right to take another shot at AAA League Champion Sutherland who enjoyed the night off.
Snelling and Shivji each had 10 points to lead the Dukes in scoring and Shivji was selected player of the Game. Carson's Josh Servillon led all scorers with 17 points while Kein Sanjari chipped in with 11.
Windsor will play the second half of tomorrow night's championship doubleheader at 8pm at Sutherland.