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Continuing to cut into the lead, the Trojans got as close as two points when McDonald picked up his fifth foul, forcing him to take his team-high 29 points to the bench for the final 40.5 seconds. But fellow senior Mitch Mascari made four huge free throws and also blocked a game-tying 3-point attempt.
Geneva advances to play Rockford East in Tuesday's supersectional at NIU.
“We have to do a better job of handling the pressure in the second half, but all that matters is that we got the win and we are moving on,” said McDonald. “You have to find ways to survive and advance at this time of the year and to do it this way, with everything that happened in this game, is pretty special.”