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Brown, Skyforce Help Keep Toros Winless

Sioux Falls 99, Austin 94

Austin, Dec. 17 -- Andre Brown scored 29 points and collected 13 rebounds as the Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Austin Toros 99-94 at the Austin Convention Center on Sunday afternoon. The loss sent the Toros to their ninth straight loss (0-9) and kept the team winless on the season.

The Toros turned the ball over 23 times as the Skyforce took advantage of 22 points off of turnovers. Sioux Falls also dominated the offensive glass with 17 rebounds.

“More than turnovers killed us tonight,” Austin Toros head coach Dennis Johnson said. “We’ve been dealing with turnovers the past eight games so we have to look at other aspects of the game to figure out how to improve our play.”

Frank Williams had 17 points and six assists for the Skyforce (6-4), who travel back home to face the Toros on December 22. Antywane Robinson scored 12 points and Vincent Grier grabbed eight rebounds.

“If we want to win we have to understand that hustle and hard work has to be there the whole game no matter what happens,” Johnson said. “We have to say that no matter what happens we have to stay completely focused for forty minutes.”

B.J. Elder scored a team-high 24 points for Austin. Other Toros players in double-figures include Scott Merritt (21), Brock Gillespie (15) and Brad Buckman (10).