Men’s basketball holds on for eighth straight win

Chandler Diekvoss attempts a layup while being defended by two players from Brescia University.
Photo by Carly Fristoe

Phil Scherer | Reporter
Dec. 5, 2016; 9:30 p.m.

Chandler Diekvoss attempts a layup while being defended by two players from Brescia University. Photo by Carly Fristoe
Chandler Diekvoss attempts a layup while being defended by two players from Brescia University.
Photo by Carly Fristoe

In its final game before conference play begins, the men’s basketball team won 75-62 over Brescia University behind Chandler Diekvoss’ 21 points.

Most of Lindenwood’s scoring came from three sources Monday evening: Diekvoss, LJ McIntosh and Dominique Dobbs.

McIntosh acted as a spark plug for the Lions, knocking down five three-pointers and collecting 19 total points.

His three-point shooting was especially important in the first half. The team began the evening by missing its first 10 three-point attempts before McIntosh was able to knock down three in a row at a crucial point midway through the first half. He proved to be the only one with a feel from beyond the arc during the game, as the Lions made only eight of their 32 attempts.

“I thought LJ showed a lot of energy and knocked down some shots for us,” Randall said.

Once again, Dobbs acted as a force on the inside for the Lions, picking up 18 points and collecting 11 rebounds. He was also able to connect on each of his four free throw attempts, an area he has been working to improve on through the early stages of the season.

Head coach Lance Randall said he was once again impressed by the way his team shared the ball in the game.

“We got some easy buckets inside form Dobbs, we got a key transition layup from Chandler,” Randall said. “And although we are a little inconsistent from the perimeter we did a nice job of getting to the free throw line.”

Lindenwood now looks ahead to the beginning of conference play on Thursday, Dec. 8 against Pittsburg State. The game will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hyland Arena, preceded by the women’s basketball conference opener. 

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