Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
(C) B.League

Basketball

B.League: Dwight Ramos takes over in the fourth, lifts Toyama past Akita


Dwight Ramos caught fire in the final frame, carrying Toyama to a 99-91 stunner against Akita in the 2021-22 B.League season, Saturday at Toyama City Gymnasium.

Down 34-47 heading into the second half, Ryumo Ono and Julian Mavunga teamed up in a 36-point third quarter to turn things around. An Ono trey with 29 seconds left in the quarter gave the Grouses a 69-68 lead.

Then Ramos happened.

To start the final frame, the Grouses went on a blistering 16-4 rally with Ramos scoring the last eight points of the rally, giving his side an 86-73 lead with 5:53 left.

Colton Iverson tried to stop the Northern Happinets’ bleeding but Ramos was not to be denied.

Ramos drained a booming trey with 4:10 left followed by another bucket with 2:42 remaining that maintained Toyama’s double-digit lead.

Though a late four-point play by Jordan Glynn cut the lead to just seven with 31 ticks on the clock, a split on the stripe by Naoki Uto and a couple more by Ramos sealed the win for Toyama.

Ramos ended up with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting, 16 in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-4 winger also had five steals, three rebounds, and an assist, leading Toyama to a 10-17 record.

Bryce Johnson also had 22 points with 15 rebounds; Uto got 14 points and nine assists; Julian Mavunga tallied 16 points, five rebounds, and five assists; while Joshua Smith added 10 points and nine rebounds before fouling out late in the game.

Akita, who fell to 17-10, was led by the 19 points each of Glynn and Noboru Hasegawa.

#ReadMore  B.League: Kiefer outduels Dwight as Shiga scores dominant win vs Toyama

Takatoshi Furukawa added 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting while Alex Davis chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds. Iverson also grabbed 11 rebounds but was limited to just five points.

The two teams square off again tomorrow.

Written By


You May Also Like

Basketball

Entering the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024-Riga, Gilas Pilipinas Men were already shorthanded. Starting point guard Scottie Thompson opted out of national duties to...

2024 Summer Olympics

Gilas Pilipinas stumbled into a harrowing dry spell which doomed the program’s aspirations of breaking the country’s Olympic basketball absence. The short-handed unit bid...

2024 Summer Olympics

Dwight Ramos has been in the Gilas program since 2021. During that time, he has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of...

2024 Summer Olympics

Gilas Pilipinas Men just needed to play the mathematics game against the Crusaders of Georgia. But no one told the Filipinos that. Despite losing...

2024 Summer Olympics

Gilas Pilipinas Men have just achieved the improbable in Riga, Latvia. World No. 6 Latvia had no answers against the triple threat of Kai...

2024 Summer Olympics

“The task ahead is not impossible. It’s hard, it’s tough, but it’s not impossible.” With this pronouncement, Tim Cone has defined the mission of...

2024 Summer Olympics

By: Ernest Tuazon Gilas Pilipinas Men’s rally fell just short, bowing to world No. 15 Poland, 82-80, in their final friendly before the FIBA...

2024 Summer Olympics

Gilas Pilipinas Men fell short in a friendly match against Turkey, 84-73, as the squad continued their preparations for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament on...

Advertisement