Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Ray McCallum scored a game-high 22 points and
handed out seven assists as the Detroit Titans topped the Canisius Golden
Griffins, 83-78, in the final game of the Gotham Classic at Calihan Hall.
Jason Calliste added 19 points for Detroit (8-5) which had five players in
double figures. Nick Minnerath finished with 16 points and Doug Anderson and
Juwan Howard Jr. each chipped in 13 points. The Titans have won 16 straight
games at home and six of their last seven overall.
Billy Baron had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Canisius (9-4)
which had won three of its previous four. Jordan Heath and Isaac Sosa each
added 17 points and Harold Washington contributed 13 points.
Canisius shot at a 53.1 percent clip in the first half, including a 5-of-9
effort from beyond the arc, and took a 42-39 lead at halftime. Detroit
connected on 48.4 percent of its shots in the first 20 minutes.
The Titans took their first lead of the second half, 57-55, on a 3-pointer
from Minnerath with nine minutes remaining. Detroit would never surrender
that advantage despite never leading by more than eight points as the Titans
went 9-of-10 from the free throw line in the final minute to hold off the
Detroit forced 23 turnovers which the Titans converted into 20 points.
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