B.League: Dwight Ramos explodes for 26 points to carry Hokkaido
MANILA, Philippines — Dwight Ramos poured in 26 points as the Levanga Hokkaido trounced the Gunma Crane Thunders, 96-82, in the 2022-23 B.League season on Wednesday at Hokkai Kita-yale.
Ramos shot 4-of-8 from deep and tallied six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks as Hokkaido improved to a 12-32 record.
Brock Motum was also instrumental with 17 points and nine rebounds. Shawn Long posted a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Tsukasa Nakano and Yuta Matsushita added 14 and 11 markers, respectively.
Gunma slid to 23-20 with Narito Namizato leading the way with 19 points and eight assists.
Carl Tamayo and the Ryukyu Golden Kings scored their fifth straight victory after beating Matthew Wright and the Kyoto Hannaryz, 86-80, at Kyoto City Gymnasium.
Tamayo started for the second straight game, making the most of his 10-minute playing time with seven points and three rebounds.
Jack Cooley powered the Golden Kings with 25 points and 14 rebounds to rise to a 34-9 record, bolstering their playoff bid.
Wright finished with 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists only for the Hannaryz to suffer their fourth straight loss, sliding to a 16-27 record.
KAI, KIEFER TRIUMPH
Meanwhile, Kai Sotto and the Hiroshima Dragonflies suffered a tough 90-88 loss to the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins, who missed Ray Parks Jr. for the fourth straight game.
Sotto was limited to just eight points, four rebounds, four assists, and four blocks as the Dragonflies’ three-game winning streak was ended by Coty Clarke’s game-winning jump shot at the buzzer.
Nagoya continued to play with eight men as Alan Williams led the way with 22 points and 14 rebounds, while Clarke finished with 21 points to earn their third straight win with a 30-13 card.
Hiroshima dropped to 31-12.
Kiefer Ravena delivered 18 points, six assists, and four rebounds as the Shiga Lakes earned an 88-80 victory over the Fighting Eagles Nagoya at Nagoya Biwajima Sports Center.
Besides Ravena, Ivan Buva showed the way with 30 points and 11 rebounds, while Kelvin Martin posted 17 points and 10 rebounds) as the Lakes improved to a 7-36 card.
Thirdy Ravena had 11 points on 3-of-13 shooting and tallied eight assists and three rebounds but the San-En NeoPhoenix suffered their fourth straight loss at the hands of the Shinshu Brave Warriors, 79-68, at White Ring.
Ravena and the NeoPhoenix slid to a 17-26 card.
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