December 23, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) Parker Wentz scored 16 points and LaDarrien Williams added 15 off the bench to give Abilene Christian a 69-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday in the Upper Division championship of the Las Vegas Classic.

Wentz scored 14 points in the first half on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.

Harrison Hawkins added 12 points for Abilene Christian (6-6) and freshman K.J. Maura had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Tevin Hammond scored 19 of his 20 points in the second half to led Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3-10).

Abilene Christian led 37-25 at halftime, but Hammond gave Arkansas-Pine Bluff a 52-51 lead with 6:47 left. Then the Wildcats went cold, connecting on just two field goals the rest of the way.

Hawkins' 3-pointer and Williams' three-point play gave Abilene Christian a 63-55 lead with 1:11 to play. Hawkins and Maura made 6 of 6 free throws in the final minute.

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