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Detroit Takes Down Oakland in Game One of Metro Series

The Titains defeated Oakland to win the first of two games apart of the Metro Series.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 Metro Series battle between the Detroit Titans (8-9, 2-1) and Oakland Golden Grizzlies (5-12, 1-2) took place at near capacity crowd Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall in Detroit.

The Titans took advantage of a poor shooting performance by the Grizzlies (34 percent) and picked up their second conference win (74-54).

A slow start for both teams offensively, changed with just under five minutes left in the first half, the Titans were able to close out the half on a 13-0 run heading into halftime up 38-23.

Detroit continued that run to start the second half, with a 7-0 start that took the Titans lead to 22 points.

A very balanced attacked from the entire Detroit team was the biggest factor in the Titans victory, including 11 players scoring and six of those players with at least 5 points.

Lead by freshman guard Paris Bass (10.7 ppg) scoring 16 points and 4 rebounds along with Chris Jenkins (6.3 ppg) 9 points and 4 rebounds, Detroit was able to shoot 46 percent from the field to seal the victory.

Oakland's top scorer Kahlil Felder (17.3 ppg) finished the game with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists but was forced into turning the ball over 8 times.

The second game of this Metro Series will take place February 15th in Oakland.

The Titans next game will be Wednesday at a struggling UIC. The Grizzlies will host Horizon League player of the year Keifer Sykes and the Phoenix next Thursday.