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Friday’s basketball: Detroit Mercy tops Milwaukee

Associated Press

Milwaukee — Josh McFolley shot 12 of 12 from the free-throw line and finished with 22 points to lead Detroit Mercy to an 81-74 victory over Milwaukee on Friday night.

Detroit took the lead for good with 16:29 to play, and had a nine-point lead with three minutes left. A 12-7 spurt, capped by Jeremy Johnson’s 3-pointer, pulled Milwaukee to 75-71 with 44 seconds remaining. The Titans made 6 of 7 free throws to seal it.

Jaleel Hogan scored 13 points and Chris Jenkins added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit (8-21, 6-11 Horizon League), which shot 84 percent (26 of 31) from the line.

Brett Prahl had 17 points to lead Milwaukee (8-22, 4-13). Cody Wichmann chipped in 13 points, but was just 3 of 11 from the 3-point arc. The Panthers shot 54 percent (13 of 24) from the free-throw line.

(At) Toledo 87, Central Michigan 66: Jonathan Williams scored 22 points and Steve Taylor Jr. and Jordan Lauf had double-doubles for Toledo. Lauf had career highs of 16 points and 14 rebounds for his second double-double this season while Lauf, who came into the game third nationally in double-doubles, recorded his 21st with 15 points and 10 rebounds along with seven assists.

Jaelan Sanford added 13 points and seven assists and Luke Knapke 12 points for the Rockets (15-14, 8-8 Mid-American).

The Rockets shot 55 percent in the first half — with Williams scoring 12 points — in taking a 40-20 lead after the Chippewas shot just 29 percent and were 3 of 16 from the arc.

The lead stayed in double figures in the second half.

Marcus Keene scored 27 points for Central Michigan (16-13, 6-10), which lost its fifth straight. Cecil Williams added 13 and Braylon Rayson 11.