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Bethune-Cookman defeats Norfolk State 77-61

Jan 10, 2010 - 12:06 AM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.(AP) -- C.J. Reed scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack as Bethune-Cookman defeated Norfolk State 77-61 on Saturday.

Jarrell Thomas added 13 points, Alexander Starling had 12 and Kevin Dukes 11 for the Wildcats (9-6, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Michael Deloach led Norfolk State with 17 points. The Spartans (1-12, 0-2) have lost a school-record 12 straight games.

The Wildcats, which have won eight of their last 11, grabbed an 8-2 lead and never trailed.

A pair of quick 3-pointers by Dukes sparked a 17-0 run by the Wildcats late in the first half, leading to a 39-20 halftime advantage.

The margin slipped to 43-31 with 16:20 to play, with the Spartans' Deloach doing most of the damage.

Reed scored six points in a 14-2 Wildcat run over the next 6 minutes, pushing the lead to 24 points at 57-33. It never got closer than 16 points the rest of the way.