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Proof that cheerleading is the ultimate sport.

The true MVP during an NCAA March Madness game wasn’t even a basketball player. Instead, the game was saved by a couple of cheerleaders who quite literally rose to the challenge to save the day.

A hilarious clip sweeping the internet shows a basketball completely stuck between the backboard and shot clock as St. Mary’s College played against Indiana in Portland, Oregon.

Not even the tallest players could jump high enough to retrieve it. A mop didn’t work, a referee on a chair didn’t work. They were quickly running out of ideas.

“Major issues here in Portland,” the announcer chuckled.

I mean, they could have gotten another ball, but where’s the fun in that?

Luckily, inspiration hit!

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