Holmes has 26 in Bethune-Cookman’s 81-73 win over Edward Waters

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)—John Holmes scored a career-high 26 points as Bethune-Cookman survived a late game comeback attempt from Edward Waters to win 81-73.

Edward Waters, down by as many as 22 points in the second half, cut the lead to 78-73 with 12.8 seconds remaining in the game.

Holmes scored 18 in the first half and Bethune-Cookman took a 43-29 lead into halftime.

Jimmy Hudson added 17 points and Josh Cummings had 14 for the Wildcats (1-4) who shot 52.9 from the field.

Ulysses Bain had 23 points, including 5 3-pointers, for the Tigers (5-3) and Johnny Nelson added 21. Edward Waters shot just 35.8 percent for the game.

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