November 09, 2023

Ramirez, Tumalip shine

MCFASOLVER stalwarts Brandon Ramirez and TH Tumalip led the top individual performers in Leg 4 of the PBA 3x3 Season 3 Second Conference that the Tech Centrale ruled last Tuesday.

Fil-Canadian big man Ramirez powered his way to No. 1 in scoring with 8.0 per outing spiked by a single game high of 12, which he posted in MCFASolver's 20-18 semis upset over three-peat champ TNT.

Ramirez beat San Miguel Beer's Ken Bono (7.75), NorthPort's JR Alabanza (7.67) and Jeff Manday of Leg 4 runner-up Meralco (7.67) for scoring honors.

His playmaking skills in full display, Tumalip posted a leg-best average of 4.17 assists, dishing out a high of eight in the Tech Centrale's Final Four dethroning of the Triple Giga.

Tumalip paced SMB's Jaypee Belencion (3.25) and Blackwater's Hubert Cani (2.67).

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Ginebra's Nicole Ubalde and Cavitex's Jorey Napoles shared the limelight as they produced their stellar numbers in the other categories.

Ubalde took pole position in rebounding with 7.0 per game ahead of Bono (6.0) and Terrafirma's Jordan Rios (6.0). Ubalde grabbed a high 10 boards in a 15-16 loss to Pioneer in group play.

Napoles, for his part, edged Tumalip for the top honors in steals with 1.5 an outing. Tumalip settled for No. 2 at 1.33 while Purefoods' Richard Velchez and TNT's Ping Exciminiano shared third at 1.0 each. (OL)