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Monday, Feb. 5, 2007


Buzzer-beater sinks Apache

Forward Izaac Sojouner scored a decisive two-pointer with 0:01 left the final period, leading the Takamatsu Five Arrows to an 88-86 victory over the Tokyo Apache on Sunday at Takamatsu Municipal Gymnasium in bj-league action.

With the Apache up 86-83 with 15 seconds to play, Takamatsu point guard Kazuyuki Nakagawa tied the score with a 3-pointer. Fourteen seconds later, Sojouner took a rebound off an unsuccessful free throw to break the tie.

Rasheed Sparks had a team-high 20 points for the Five Arrows. Meanwhile, the league-leading Osaka Evessa beat the Oita HeatDevils 92-81, the Niigata Albirex edged the Toyama Grouses 76-75, and the Sendai 89ers defeated the Saitama Broncos 77-68. (The Japan Times)

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