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Keala Rauschenburg joined her teammates on the basketball court. You won't want to miss what happened next.

COURTESY PHOTO - Madras High School senior Keala Rauschenburg prepares to shoot a basket during a game against Estacada on Monday, March 24.

Many might focus on which team wins or loses during an athletic event, but sometimes it's the moments before the final buzzers that are most memorable.

Madras resident Logan Luft wrote to the Pamplin Media Group to share a story from a girl's basketball game between Estacada and Madras high schools on Monday, Feb. 24.

Madras senior Keala Rauschenburg spent the season as team manager. During the game earlier this week, Madras was celebrating its senior night, and

Rauschenburg, who has Down syndrome, joined her teammates on the court.

"She was given the opportunity to play Monday night for senior night and had a great moment that anyone present will remember forever," Luft wrote.

During the game, she attempted several shots, with her teammates and Estacada players taking the rebounds and making sure the ball made it back into Rauschenburg's hands.

When the ball went through the hoop, the crowd erupted into cheers, and Rauschenburg was congratualted by teammates and Estacada players alike.

Luft added that the sportsmanship shown by the Estacada team should be commended.

Video from the game that was posted on Facebook had received 1,700 shares as of Thursday afternoon.

To watch the video, click here.


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