Detroit 96, Lake Erie 57

Chase Simon scored 24 points while Nick Minnerath added 23 to

lift Detroit to a 95-57 victory over Lake Erie on Friday night in

the season opener for both teams.

The Titans, opening at home for the first time since 2007,

pulled out to a 48-20 lead at halftime and never looked back. They

shot 37 for 62 from the floor and outrebounded the Storm 42-29.

Minnerath, who shot 9 for 12 from the field and 4 for 4 from the

free-throw line, led the game in rebounds with eight while Doug

Anderson pulled down seven for the Titans.

Rich Austin led the Division II Storm with 21 points. Nate Tait

added 10.

Ray McCallum scored 15 points for the Titans and made a

game-high seven assists. Anderson and Jason Calliste added 10

points each.