CLEVELAND (AP) Anton Grady poured in 26 points with four steals as Cleveland State defeated Division II Tiffin 85-56 on Monday night.
Grady was joined in double figures by Trey Lewis with 15 points and Marlin Mason with 12.
Grady scored eight points in a Cleveland State 17-2 (1-1) run to open the second half. Andre Yates, Lewis and Mason all hit 3-pointers in the flurry. The Vikings forced 25 Tiffin turnovers, and snagged 14 steals – with Grady and Yates each snaring four.
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Grady scored five of the first seven points of the game as the Vikings leapt ahead 7-0 and kept the Dragons at bay, opening up the game after halftime.
Khaleal McCormick led the Dragons with 10 points and Ashton Khan added nine. Tiffin rallied late in the first half, a Khan layup closing the gap to 23-22 with 4:49 left before the break.