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The Akita Northern Happinets’ fourth-quarter comeback fell short in a 72-69 defeat to the host Yokohama B-Corsairs on Saturday in the bj-league.

The Happinets trailed 70-60 with 1:36 remaining, but 3-pointers by Ryosuke Mizumachi and Kazuhiro Shoji gave them a shot to pull off remarkable rally. Yokohama’s Masayuki Kabaya, however, scored the game’s final points on two free throws with 12 seconds left.

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