Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Ray McCallum and Jason Calliste both tallied 13 points as the Detroit Titans registered a 74-59 win over the Milwaukee Panthers in the Horizon League opener at Calihan Hall.
Both McCallum and Calliste shot only 3-of-9 from the floor for the Titans (9-5, 1-0 HL), but the former also cleared seven rebounds and handed out six assists for the hosts as they won their third straight outing. Also scoring in double figures for Detroit were Doug Anderson and Evan Bruinsma with 12 points apiece, followed by Nick Minnerath with 10 and six boards.
The Panthers (4-11, 0-1) were paced by Paris Gulley who erupted for 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting behind the 3-point line, followed by James Haarsma with 11 points as the team bowed for the fifth time in six outings.
Milwaukee led by as many as six points midway through the first half, but after 20 minutes of action the visitors held just a one-point edge at 31-30. Detroit managed to stay close even though the squad didn't make a single trip to the free-throw line.
In the second half that all changed for the Titans as they not only converted 14-of-15 at the charity stripe, they also connected on 50.0 percent from the floor overall in order to run away with the 15-point victory.
In a game that featured five ties and 10 lead changes, the Panthers hurt themselves with 16 turnovers and just 4-of-6 shooting at the free-throw line.