After a tough road loss Tuesday night, Josh Howard and the Austin Toros returned home and started fast Friday.
However, 13 points and eight rebounds from The Show, as well as a 13-point first-quarter lead, weren’t enough, as the Toros faded late in a 109-92 defeat.
Josh came through with six points and a pair of boards in the first, where Austin built a 30-17 advantage. His 13 and eight came in 38-plus minutes on the floor for the night.
But after the Toros’ strong opening frame, Rio Grande Valley took over, holding the advantage in the final three quarters to claim the victory.