Banks, Akron cash in on 50-point win over DII Concord

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Channel Banks scored 19 points to lead five Akron players in double figures and the Zips beat Division II-member Concord 100-50 on Sunday.

Jaden Sayles added 16 points for the Zips, Tyler Cheese 14, Xeyrius Williams 12 and Greg Tribble 11. Banks hit 6-of-9 3-pointers. Sayles also had eight rebounds for the Zips, while Williams posted 12 rebounds. It was the first time this season Akron scored at least 100 points.

Akron (8-2) posted a season-high 22 assists and scored a season high 46 points in the first half.

The Mountain Lions’ 25.7% field goal shooting represented the worst mark by an Akron opponent this season. The Zips also forced a season-high 20 turnovers.

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Liam Evans scored 15 for Concord and Malik Johnson added 10 points and five steals.

Akron will pursue its fifth consecutive victory on Friday when the team takes on Tulane.

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