Dwight Ramos carried Toyama in the clutch, lifting his side to a 91-89 victory over Hokkaido to close out their 2021-22 B.League season campaign, Sunday at Hokkai Kita-yale.
The Grouses ended their season with a 24-35 record, down from their final eight finish last season.
Still, Ramos and the Grouses showed that there are a lot of things to look forward to next season.
Clinging to an 83-80 lead with 1:27 left, Ramos took charge, knocking down back-to-back layups to negate the bucket of Daniel Miller.
Though Shuto Terazono suddenly caught fire from deep, baskets by Julian Mavunga and Kevin Hareyama completed the vengeful win for the Grouses, who lost to the same team yesterday, 93-96.
Ramos ended up with 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, and an assist.
Joshua Smith tallied 19 points, eight rebounds, and six assists while Hareyama also added 15 markers. Brice Johnson also got five rebounds.
Levanga, meanwhile, ended their campaign with a 21-35 slate.
Shawn Long led Hokkaido with 30 points and 13 rebounds. Hayato Yamaguchi added 14 points while Miller chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, and six assists.