Loyola of Chicago rolls past Rockhurst 69-46

CHICAGO (AP)—Ben Averkamp had 23 points and eight rebounds and Loyola of Chicago never trailed in beating Rockhurst 69-46 Monday night.

Walt Gibler contributed 13 points and Denzel Brito scored 10 for the Ramblers (4-7), who have won three in a row. Loyola shot 54 percent in the first half in building a 35-13 lead. The Hawks made just 5 of 22 shots before the break, or 23 percent.

The Ramblers finished at 51 percent compared to 35 percent for Rockhurst (5-5).

Kareem Amedu scored nine points to lead Rockhurst, a Division II school from Kansas City, Mo.

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Updated Monday, Dec 19, 2011