Carl Tamayo shines in Ryukyu’s B.League opener3 min read

Ryukyu Golden Kings' Asian import Carl Tamayo

Ryukyu Golden Kings’ Asian import Carl Tamayo. –RYUKYU PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Carl Tamayo made a formidable 2023-24 B.League season debut as defending champion Ryukyu opened its title-retention drive with an 80-63 rout of Saga on Thursday at Saga Area. 

Tamayo sank all his 4 pictures from the three-point line to complete with 15 factors on high of 5 rebounds and two blocks in 40 minutes of motion to start his second season in Japan.

The College of the Philippines product performed his finest B.League sport but after solely taking part in 16 video games with a complete of 40 factors in his rookie yr after becoming a member of the Golden Kings early this yr.

Tamayo, a Gilas Pilipinas member, scored eight factors on the half with Ryukyu main the sport, 44-34, earlier than pulling away within the second half to log its first win of the season.

The 6-foot-7 Filipino ahead solely performed two UAAP seasons with back-to-back finals appearances, ending UP’s 36-year title drought in Season 84 earlier than settling for silver within the second event of 2022.

Vic Legislation powered the Golden Kings with 17 factors and 12 rebounds. Ryuichi Kishimoto had 14 factors, whereas Yoshiyuki Matsuwaki added 13 markers.

The reigning B.League champion eyes its second win towards the newly-promoted Saga on Saturday.

Yoeli Childs had 23 factors just for the Ballooners to lose their first Division 1 sport.

The opposite Filipino imports Kai Sotto, AJ Edu, Matthew Wright, Ray Parks Jr., Dwight Ramos, Thirdy Ravena, and RJ Abarrientos will make their respective season debuts this weekend.

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