ABILENE, Texas (AP) Airion Simmons had a career-high 31 points plus 14 rebounds as Abilene Christian topped Texas Rio Grande Valley 83-66 on Saturday.

Damien Daniels had eight assists for Abilene Christian (16-7, 7-5 Western Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive win.

Justin Johnson had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Vaqueros (7-16, 2-9). He also had 10 turnovers but only five assists. Marek Nelson added 14 points. RayQuan Taylor had 12 points and 15 rebounds.

The Wildcats improve to 2-0 against the Vaqueros on the season. Abilene Christian defeated Texas Rio Grande Valley 87-85 on Jan. 26.


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