Dobbs scores season-high as Lindenwood wins road contest over UCM

Dominique Dobbs goes for a layup during a game against Ecclesia College last season. Dobbs had a season-high 19 points during Lindenwood's 72-63 win against UCM on Saturday.
Photo by Walker VanWey

SCOTT MANDZIARA | Reporter

Sophomore center Dominique Dobbs scored a season-high 19 points as Lindenwood defeated University of Central Missouri 72-63 in Warrensburg.

“Well, the most important part is that we won the game,” Dobbs said. “They were icing their screens really hard and I got some slips and it was open and I was able to score.”

Dobbs was the leading scorer for Lindenwood (9-9 FG, 19 points), but junior forward Chandler Diekvoss posted his fourth double-double of the year (13 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists).

The Lions overall shot a season-high 56 percent from the field, and they led for 26:34 seconds, according to Lindenwood athletics.

“We got a lot of shots at the rim,” said head coach Lance Randall. “They’re typically one of the best defenses in the league and it was a great road win.”

Lindenwood outscored the Mules 34-16 in the paint and out-rebounded UCM 31-20.

“There was a little bit of a height mismatch and Dobbs was boxing out the big man and it allowed me to crash the boards more, which worked out tonight,” Diekvoss said.

This is the first time Lindenwood has had a road sweep in the MIAA since Jan. 12 and 14 last year.

Junior guards Jackson Price and Brad Newman scored in double digits. Price scored all 12 of his points in the first half, including a 8-0 run by himself in the last 2:14, according to Lindenwood athletics. Newman scored 18 points. This is the 16th time this season he’s ended in double figures.

“Newman’s locked in every game; there’s no game where he isn’t locked in,” Randall said.

Lindenwood sits at seventh place in the MIAA and will host the 10th place University of Nebraska-Kearney at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Hyland Arena.

“They have some great offensive players and they just came off a win against Northwest,” Randall said. “This league is so good and you have teams that are knocking off top teams in the NCAA.”

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