Dwight Ramos, Toyama snap skid at Kyoto's expense

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Dwight Ramos delivers a game-high 20 points in Toyama's win over Osaka in the Japan B. League. (Photo: B. League/Instagram)
Dwight Ramos of the Toyama Grouses in the Japan B. League. (Photo: B. League/Instagram)

Dwight Ramos and the Toyama Grouses ended a two-game losing drought after dispatching the Kyoto Hannaryz 94-80 in the 2021-22 Japan B. League at the Kyoto City Gymnasium on Wednesday (10 November).

Ramos put up a seven-point, two-rebound production in 17 minutes of action, as the Grouses leaned on the all-around brilliance of Julian Mavunga to seize control over Kyoto.  

Mavunga buckled down to business, producing a triple-double performance of 22 points built on five three-pointers, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.  

The win elevated Toyama's win-loss record to 2-10.  

Also leaving an impact on the floor was Joshua Smith, who supported Mavunga with a double-double effort of 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, while Brice Johnson made his presence felt with 11 points, seven boards and two dimes. 

On the other hand, the Hannaryz suffered their ninth consecutive defeat and also dropped to a 2-10 win-loss slate. 

Jerome Tillman paced the losing side with an 18-point, seven-rebound, four-assist outing that went for naught, as Justin Harper and Kazuki Hosokawa managed to score 17 points and 14 points respectively.  

Ramos will get to encounter a familiar face on the court the next time out as the Grouses shall face the Thirdy Ravena-led San-En NeoPhoenix over the weekend. 

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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