Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
(C) B.League


B.League: Dwight Ramos, Toyama handed back-to-back routs by Utsunomiya

Dwight Ramos and Toyama could not solve Utsunomiya for the second straight game, absorbing a 63-89 defeat in the 2021-22 B.League season, Sunday at Toyama City Gymnasium.

Coming off a 79-99 defeat yesterday to the same team, the Grouses once again had a horrid second quarter that led to their downfall against Brex.

Figuring in a tight first quarter, Utsunomiya unleashed a 27-point barrage in the second stanza while limiting Toyama to just 13 points to wrest control of the game.

Seiji Ikaruga and Josh Scott were at the forefront of the Brex’s rampage, combining for 17 points on a perfect 6-of-6 clip during the run. The duo also helped limit the Grouses to just a 6-of-16 clip during the 10-minute clinic.

The Utsunomiya lead grew to as high as 32 points, 84-52, with 5:41 left.

With the win, Utsunomiya went up to 34-13 — just half a game behind Kawaski for third in the east.

Scott wound up with 21 points on a perfect 9-of-9 shooting for Utsunomiya while Ikaruga added 13 points and nine assists. Kosuke Takeuchi also added 11 points from off the bench.

Julian Mavunga led the Grouses with 12 points while Naoki Uto added 11 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Brice Johnson tallied a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

In his second game back after a 10-day absence, Ramos had seven points, four assists, and three rebounds.

The Grouses fell to 20-31 in the standings.

Toyama will next host Shiga on Wednesday.

#ReadMore  Sherwin Concepcion, Allen Liwag cut from Gilas Men pool
Written By

You May Also Like

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas will only have 11 players during the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers’ third window. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas made the...


Despite going down to just nine men and playing in front of a hostile crowd, Gilas Pilipinas did not give up, falling to South...


Gilas Pilipinas Men’s brave stand was not enough to topple Korea in the first leg of the 2022 KB Kookmin Bank Invitational, falling 96-92,...


Despite being in a contract standstill with NLEX, Kiefer Ravena will still get a chance to play. Kiefer was called up for Gilas Men’s...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Men head coach Nenad Vucinic made two tough cuts to the national team’s pool on Wednesday. Sherwin Concepcion and Allen Liwag have both...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas are looking to add more bodies to its pool for its build-up to the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers’ third window. Emilio...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Just as Gilas have done over this cycle, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will try out a new head coach for this window of...


It did not take long for Dwight Ramos to find a new team in the B.League. Moments after Toyama announced that the 6-foot-4 Filipino-American...