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Three cheers for this March Madness moment!

Thursday’s first-round game between No. 5 Saint Mary’s and No. 12 Indiana, won 82-53 by the Gaels, was delayed in the second half when the ball became stuck on top of the backboard at the Moda Center in Portland.

When all the tall players failed to reach the trapped ball — as did an official standing on a chair holding a pole — the arena turned to a Hoosiers cheerleader to save the day.

Indiana cheerleader retrieves ball stuck during game
The ball became stuck during the second half of Indiana and St. Peter’s first-round NCAA Tournament game
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Indiana cheerleader retrieves ball stuck during game
With a hoist, the Indiana cheerleader was able to get a ball none of the basketballers was able to.
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Up she went and down she came, ball in hand, and on the receiving end of cheers for once.

“What a play!” TBS play-by-player Andrew Catalon exclaimed. “The cheerleader saves the day! And that is her one shining moment!

“This place is on its feet!”

Indiana cheerleader retrieves ball stuck during game
After retrieving the stuck ball, it was back to the sidelines for the Hoosiers cheerleader.
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Source: NYPOST

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