Detroit Mercy Tops Milwaukee 90-86
By: Ethan Hennessy
The Titans and Panthers faced off Thursday night in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Both teams were 9-16 entering the game, but Detroit held a slim lead over Milwaukee in the standings at 6-7 compared to Milwaukee’s 4-8 record.
This was a high scoring fast paced game that felt like an NBA game. Eight minuets into the game the score was already 25-20 Milwaukee. In that time period DeAndre Abram roared out of the gate accounting for an astonishing 19 of the panthers 25 points! He cooled down (relatively speaking) only scoring nine the rest of the game to finish with 28 points.
On the other side Detroit was led by their freshman phenom Antoine Davis who is the son of former Final Four head coach Mike Davis who led the Hoosiers of Indiana all the way to the title game in 2002 before losing to Gary Williams and Maryland.
The younger Davis dropped 27 points in the game, and hit five three pointers to move him into sole possession of third place on the list of three pointers made by a freshman behind Trae Young and Stephen Curry.
This game was a little chippy as there was a double flagrant foul issued early in the first half after a lot of contact on a Milwaukee drive to the hoop. Harrison Curry and Vance Johnson were the culprits. Then later in the second half Milwaukee’s Jake Wright was hit with a technical foul.
This was one of those statistical anomaly games where Milwaukee took more shots (68 to 54), had a better field goal percentage (50% to 44%), and had a better three point percentage (36% to 35.5%), but still managed to lose the game. That was due to Detroit attempting 38 free throws and converting on 31 of them. Milwaukee’s coach Pat Baldwin said after the game that his team has to get better at not fouling.
Milwaukee continues the homestand welcoming Greg Kampe and the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to Milwaukee tomorrow (Saturday). While Detroit Mercy continues the Wisconsin road swing heading to Green Bay to face the Phoenix.