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McDonald put enough mustard on it to bank in the tying three off the glass, and was fouled, with 2.3 seconds remaing. Out of a timeout, McDonald sunk the go-ahead free throw.
North had two final chances to pull off its own miracle – but both fell short in the North Stars' latest heartbreaking loss.
"I got that stepback, and saw [Nubin] jump, so I sort of went into him. Luckily enough, banked it in," said McDonald, who had 14 points and seven assists. "It was back-and-forth all game, and definitely could've went either way. We pulled it out, and it's gonna be another battle [against North] next Friday."