B.League: Dwight Ramos helps Levanga sweep Toyama; Matthew Wright, Kyoto end slide
MANILA, Philippines — Dwight Ramos helped Levanga Hokkaido complete a weekend sweep against Toyama Grouses, 88-85, on Sunday during the B.League 2022-23 season in Japan at Hokkai Kitayell.
Ramos only scored six points in the 3/8 shoot but he posted seven assists, four steals and two rebounds against his former team as Hokkaido got its second win in a row to increase the score to 2-4.
Brock Motum leads the Levanga leaderboard with 25 points, seven boards, five assists and three steals.
Former PBA stars Matthew Wright and Jay Washington also won.
Wright brought in eight points, four assists and two rebounds as Kyoto Hannaryz beat SeaHorses Mikawa, 76-63, to finish the three-board and improve to a 2-4 card at Sky Hall Toyota.
Washington, on the other hand, scattered six points, two assists and one rebound in junk time as the Ryukyu Golden Kings dominated Niigata Albirex BB again, 99-65, to claim a third straight win and rise to the top. record 5-1 at Okinawa Arena .
Meanwhile, Bobby Ray Parks Jr and brothers Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena both lost their respective matches.
Parks had seven points and three rebounds as the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins (4-2) fell to the Yokohama B-Corsairs, 88-78, at the Yokohama International Pool.
Kiefer Ravena scored 13 points and 5 assists as Shiga Lakes (2-4) lost consecutive games to Justine Baltazar’s Hiroshima Dragonfly, 83-81, at Ukaruchan Arena.
Baltazar failed to score for one minute 11 seconds but Hiroshima improved to 4-2.
Thirdy Ravena flirted with a triple-double but San-En NeoPhoenix lost to Ibaraki Robots, 96-94, at Ikenokawa Sakura Arena, Hitachi City.
Younger Ravena had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists coming off the bench as San-En’s three-game winning streak was cut short, sliding to 3-3.
At Japan B2, Jordan Heading couldn’t maintain his hot shot as he only had 10 points in 2/7 shots from deep but Nagasaki Velca still prevailed against Aomori Wat, 97-80 at Goto Civic Gymnasium .
Heading with 5 assists, 1 rebound and 1 assist helped Nagasaki increase the score to 5-1 with a 4th win in a row.
Roosevelt Adams had six points, five rebounds and two steals as Kagawa Five Arrows (1-5) suffered a fifth straight loss to Kumamoto Volters, 93-67, at the Takamatsu City Gymnasium.
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