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Dobson upends No. 7 Red Mountain

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:28 pm

It's been hard to figure out the Mesa boys basketball schools this season.

Tuesday night's result at Dobson isn't going to help matters.

Red Mountain entered as the city's hottest team with back-to-back wins against Mountain View and Gilbert but trailed wire-to-wire in a 63-47 loss to Dobson.

The No. 7 Mountain Lions (15-6) had no answer for Marcus Tipton inside as he scored 28 points to lead the Mustangs.

Red Mountain was within seven points with two minutes remaining in the third quarter, but Dobson went on a 13-4 run to take control.

The Mustangs (13-7) were coming off a road loss at Yuma Cibola but controlled this one throughout.

"I was really pleased with the way we played," Dobson coach Rick McConnell said. "They've got a nice team and they've been playing well, so this was a big win for us."

Kyle Tomlinson added 15 points and Kodi Justice had 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for Dobson.

Justice, an Arizona State commit, didn't have a huge offensive night, but helped Tipton get room down low because a Red Mountain defender was always locked onto him in respect for his outside shooting.

"He was really affecting the game because he was keeping the defense spread out," McConnell said.

Red Mountain missed some shots from point-blank range early on and had trouble scoring throughout the contest, mustering only 26 points through three quarters.

Kevin Torres had 11 points for Red Mountain and Logan Larsen had 10, but the Mountain Lions couldn't find the same magic that helped them pull off the road victories against Mountain View and Gilbert.

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