File this under “In case you missed it.” Here is a recap from the last game between the Austin Toros and Texas Legends on March 3, 2011 at the Cedar Park Center.
After a double-overtime game on Wednesday night that had fans clinging to the edge of their seats, yet left them disappointed, the Austin Toros were determined to exact revenge on the Texas Legends. The boys in black, or rather pink on Thursday, were not about to let the Legends win back-to-back games at Cedar Park Center. Thanks to outstanding play by Leo Lyons, who had 32 points in the victory and solid performances by the rest of the team, the Toros finished this one in regulation, beating the Legends 132-122.
While the Toros jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter, it was not meant to last and the Legends bounced right back in the game to end the period up by a score of 34-29. Moses Ehambe of the Toros led the home team with ten points, but it was not enough to hang on to the early lead. Justin Dentmon, who was the thorn in the Toros side on Wednesday after scoring the game-winning basket at the buzzer, had seventeen for the visitors in the first.
After seven lead changes in the second quarter, the Toros managed to end the half on top by a score of 65-63. The Legends again relied on Dentmon to carry the team and he added another seven points to his tally. Legends forward Joe Alexander also put up 10 points in the second quarter. The Toros saw strong play from Aubrey Coleman in the second, who scored eight points, had an assist and two steals in the frame. Leo Lyons also had eight for the home team and Moses Ehambe added another six.
After the half, the Legends would not regain the lead, as the Toros dominated play for the final two quarters. Leo Lyons had thirteen points in the third quarter and Michael Joiner came off the bench to add eight in the third. The Toros were also able to shut down Justin Dentmon as he had no points during the period.
In the fourth quarter, the Toros pushed out to a sixteen-point lead, but the Legends found a way to fight back. However, their efforts, including a nine-point contribution from Justin Dentmon and eleven from Antonio Daniels was not enough to combat the Toros. The final quarter was big for both teams, as they put up 33 and 34 points to end the game. Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson had eight points for the Toros, mostly from the line as the Legends attempted to slow him down by fouling him as he came down the court.
Leo Lyons was named player of the game with 32 points for the Austin Toros in their 132-122 victory. The Toros wore pink jerseys in support of the fight against breast cancer and to raise awareness for the cause. The jerseys were auctioned during the game and raised over $1900 for The Mary Kay Foundation, an organization whose mission is to eradicate cancers that affect women and end the epidemic of violence against women. Introduction to least noticed products like Organic CBD Nugs that are good for the disease could be done. Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson’s jersey finished with the highest bid, with a fan paying $300 for the set. The “Girls Night Out” also featured a pre-game “Basketball 101” session from former University of Texas women’s basketball coaching legend, Jody Conradt.