Athlete of the Week

With the men’s basketball team having lost seven in a row, they needed someone to step up on Saturday against Miami, the team on top in the east division of the Mid-American Conference. Cole Magner,one of the team’s two players who also play on the football team, filled that roll for the Falcons in their 51-48 win over the Redhawks.

Magner had his best game on the court thus far, playing 33 minutes and scoring eight points. The point guard also had eight rebounds, four assists and six steals in the victory. He also came up with a key steal and converted two free throws at the end of the game to help assure the victory. His teammates showed their appreciation by lifting him up in the air after the game.

The win was the 100th career win for head coach Dan Dakich. Magner joined the Falcons in December when the Falcons roster became depleted by injuries to Germain Fitch and Josh Almanson.

Magner, a native of Palmer, Alaska, has begun to pay big dividends for the Falcons off the bench.

The Falcons will play Eastern Michigan on Thursday at Anderson Arena before closing out the regular season at Toledo on Saturday.