Azusa Pacific Gets Victory in Double OT

Robert Sandoval hit two clutch free throws in the second overtime.

Tim Peterson

Azusa Pacific needed a trio of free throws by Troy Leaf with three seconds left at the end of the first overtime, before getting to the second overtime, and an 87-84 victory over Point Loma Nazarene University on Saturday at the Felix Event Center.
The Cougars appeared finished when they trailed by six in the first overtime but rallied to tie the Sea Lions, when Leaf rose up from beyond the arc and missed the shot. However the official ruled that Marek Klassen hit Leaf on the arm. Leaf buried the first one, got a roll on the second and then swished the third to tie it with three seconds remaining.
APU then outscored Point Loma 9-6 in the second overtime to secure the victory.
The score was tied nine times and there were five lead changes.
Leaf lead all scorers with 25 points, including four three pointers, but only had six in the first half. Robert Sandoval, Leaf’s backcourt mate, followed up with 21 and was the only other Cougar in double figures.
APU improved to 15-9 overall and 11-7 in the PacWest Conference while Point Loma dropped to 15-19 and 10-9 in conference. There were 1,985 fans in attendance at the Felix Event Center.

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