Dublin received six or more points from five different players and distanced itself from Hico over the first three quarters in a 59-39 victory over its longtime rival at Gandy Gym Tuesday night.
The Lions were already ahead 30-19 at the break and won the third quarter 19-9 to build a more-than-commanding 49-28 advantage entering the fourth.
Senior Aaron Callaway led the way again with an all-around line of 21 points, five assists, five rebound and three steals, while Zoey Kendall poured in 12.
Colton Stegall, fresh out of football, led Hico with 14 points, five helpers and five boards. Brandon Stewart netted 10 for the Tigers.
The difference was in supporting casts and depth, with Dublin picking up contributions from up and down its roster and Hico simply trying to re-familiarize itself with the court. Ball movement also played a major role with the Lions recording 17 assists on 23 made field goals.
Abel Aguilar scored eight and dealt six assists, Dirk DeVries netted six with five helpers and Devan Thompson also scored six. Dublin picked up two points each from Oscar Kendall, Clay Francis and Hayden Jurado.
Cade Hitzfeld scored six and Warren five for Hico, while Ryder Needham and Tyler Turner each netted two.
The Lions host the Dublin Athletic Booster Club Classic Thursday through Saturday, the same dates Hico will spend in tournament play in Santo.