Heidelberg High School alum Ashley Hicks, MVP of the 2009 European Division I tournament who began her high school career at defunct Wuerzburg, has taken her game to the next level and then some, according to her mother, Karen Hicks.
The younger Hicks, a 5-10 junior forward at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, shot 40.2 percent from the floor in 32 regular-season games as the OLLU Saints won the Red River Athletic Conference tournament and earned a No. 8 seed in the NAIA Division I event which began Wednesday at Frankfort, Ky. OLLU drew top-seeded Oklahoma City University, a five-time NAIA national champion, in Wednesday morning’s first round and fell 91-73.
Hicks scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes of play against OCU, which improved to 31-1 for the season. OLLU wound up 26-8.
Although Hicks’ season ended, you can follow the NAIA event at http://www.naia.org/SportSelect.dbml?&&&&DB_OEM_ID=27900&SPID=100499&SPSID=646952 and read more about OLLU and Hicks at http://www.ollusaintsathletics.com/roster/14/12/600.php