Toros knock off D-Fenders for eighth straight victory
AUSTIN, TX - Andre Brown led the Toros to a 98-90 victory over the D-Fenders with 16 points and 15 rebounds on Saturday night at the Austin Convention Center. The win was the Toros eighth victory in a row, the second longest winning streak in franchise history.
The Toros had five players score in double figures. Along with Brown's 18 points, Marcus Williams added 18 points, Malik Hairston added 16 points, Charles Gaines chipped in 17 points and Brian Morrison had 12 points.
"Squeak is doing a great job leading the team," Toros head coach, Quin Snyder. "We were not as efficient offensively as we could have been, but we were able to make enough plays. "
The Toros have also won six in a row at the Austin Convention Center.
After leading by seven at the half, the Toros built their lead to 19 points on a Marcus Williams 3-pointer. The D-Fenders cut the Toros lead to seven points on two free throws from Joe Crawford with 1:53 remaining in the game.
The D-Fenders were led by CJ Giles' double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds. The D-Fenders had four other players score in double figures. Dwayne Mitchell had 19 points, Joe Crawford added 17 points and Brandon Heath chipped in 16 points.
The Toros have six days of rest before the team travels to Utah to face the Flash on Jan. 2 for their third away game of the season. The Toros are 2-0 away from Austin.
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