Dobbs' 27 leads Bryant over Monmouth 77-62

The Associated Press

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Frankie Dobbs scored a career-high 27 points to lead Bryant to a 77-62 win over Monmouth Saturday night in Northeast Conference play.

The Bulldogs (15-6, 8-2) remain atop the NEC standings due to Dobbs and also Alex Francis, who posted his fifth double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

But the night belonged to Dobbs, who was 6 of 9 from the field, 4 of 7 on 3-pointers. He made 11 of 13 at the free throw line.

For Monmouth (8-15, 3-7), Jesse Steele recorded a career-high 27 points. He hit 10 of 21 field goal attempts, including 4 of 13 on treys, and all three of his free throws.

But that wasn't enough. No other Hawk finished in double figures.

Bryant led 33-24 at halftime. Monmouth drew within 59-55 with 5:44 left, but was outscored 18-7 down the stretch - six points coming from Dobbs.

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