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Magnani sinks game-winner for Cornell

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Former Mt. Pleasant basketblal player Jordan Magnani takes a three-pointer during his high school days. On Saturday, Magnani drained the game-winning shot in a two-point win for Cornell College.
Union file photo Former Mt. Pleasant basketblal player Jordan Magnani takes a three-pointer during his high school days. On Saturday, Magnani drained the game-winning shot in a two-point win for Cornell College.

MT. VERNON — Former Mt. Pleasant basketball player Jordan Magnani hit the game-winner in Cornell College’s conference home game against Lake Forest College on Saturday.

Magnani, a 2018 graduate who helped the Panthers make the state basketball tournament in both 2017 and 2018, hit the go-ahead shot with just 18 seconds left to put the Rams up 70-68.

On the ensuing Lake Forest possession, Magnani came away with a steal on the defensive end to put the final nail in the coffin.

Magnani finished the game with 17 points and three steals. He was 7-15 from the field and 3-6 from three-point land in the win.

Cornell College is now 6-5 overall and 1-3 in the Midwest Conference.