Hicks shows way as LCU thumps Rollins

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Parker Hicks (2), pictured in a game last month, had 20 points and 10 rebounds Friday to lead No. 1 Lubbock Christian University over Rollins 77-60 in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. LCU (11-0) faces Western Washington on Saturday night at the South Point Arena.
Parker Hicks (2), pictured in a game last month, had 20 points and 10 rebounds Friday to lead No. 1 Lubbock Christian University over Rollins 77-60 in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. LCU (11-0) faces Western Washington on Saturday night at the South Point Arena.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Parker Hicks scored 20 points and gathered 10 rebounds as top-ranked Lubbock Christian University beat Rollins 77-60 Friday night in the first of its two games at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.

LCU moved to 11-0, the start to a season second only in program history to the 16-0 start last season.

Lloyd Daniels delivered 19 points and six assists. The Chaparrals got 17 points and five assists from Aamer Muhammad and 13 points and seven rebounds from Jalen Brattain.

The Chaps shot 52 percent from the field and made 10 3-point goals, three by Daniels and two each from Hicks and Muhammad.

Hicks' 20 points matched his second-highest output of the season, and he reached double digits in rebounds for the sixth time this season.

Brooks Cluxton led Rollins (6-5) with 16 points and eight rebounds. The Tar got 13 points from Hutton Yenor and 11 apiece from Sunshine State Conference scoring leader Kyle Marion and Sergey Grishaev.

LCU was scheduled to face Western Washington (7-3) on Saturday night at South Point Arena. Western Washington, after leading by 17 points, needed a layup with 11 seconds left to hold off Lindenwood 60-58 late Friday.

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: College basketball: Hicks shows way as LCU thumps Rollins

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