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Viral Video: Stuck basketball leads to cruel ending of middle school game

What goes up must come down... but not in the case of this basketball. (Youtube/Cindy Kulp) What goes up must come down... but not in the case of this basketball. (Youtube/Cindy Kulp)

Hearts are breaking across the internet for a Kansas middle school team that lost a hard-fought basketball game in a cruel, surprise ending.

With just seconds to go, the Rock Creek Mustangs trailed the Riley County Falcons 26-25 at a recent semi-final game.

The Mustangs had the ball and drove in for the final shot. It seemed the perfect shot would fall through the net, but instead it bounced around the rim… and then stayed there.

The basketball sat perfectly perched on the edge of the rim as time, and championship hopes for the Mustangs, expired.

The video has more than half a million views on YouTube. Watch it for yourself here.

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