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Kretzer leads Akron to 81-60 win over Bethune-Cookman



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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jake Kretzer scored 16 points and four starters scored in double figures and Akron used a fast start to defeat Bethune-Cookman 81-60 on Saturday night.

Antino Jackson scored 12 points, Noah Robotham and Kwan Cheatham Jr., had 11 and Pat Forsythe 10 for the Zips (7-2), who led 40-24 at the half. Kretzer had four 3-pointers as Akron finished 15 of 35 behind the arc (43 percent).

Ricky Johnson led Bethune-Cookman (4-5), which shot 27 percent for the game, with 15 points. Mario Moody and Jordan Potts added 12 apiece with Moody grabbing 14 rebounds for his third straight double-double.

Kretzer had the last five points in an 11-2 run that made it 17-11 midway through the first half. Josh Williams hit a 3 at the 2:44 mark to cap a 10-2 run for a 36-21 advantage.

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