Middle school basketball game ends in devastating way

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Life isn't really fair. Everyone learns this lesson at some point, usually by middle school. If the kids on the Rock Creek (Kansas) Mustangs didn't know it yet, they definitely do now. 

Check out what happened in the final seconds of their recent Kansas Mid-East League 8th grade tournament semi-final game. Rock Creek was trailing Riley County, 26-25. 

With one last chance to win the game, the Mustangs got the inbounds pass off to No. 2. He dribbled into the lane and got his shot off, the ball banking off the backboard. It looked like it would bounce around the rim and fall through the net, propelling the Mustangs to the win and a spot in the championship game.

But then, the ball just stopped. It just sat on the back of the rim, taunting them, as time expired. 

Props to the Mustangs for executing a play so well in the final seconds. There's really nothing else they could have done – sometimes things just don't fall your way.

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Danielle Elliot is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact her at delliot@yahoo-inc.com or find her on Twitter.