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.