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It's Tuesday, and sportsmanship lives. 

The crowd went wild for Lainy Fredrickson

Lainy Fredrickson took a shot. A breathless crowd watched.

She missed. She took another, and another and another. 

It went on.

Fredrickson is a senior with disabilities. There was a minute left in the game.

This was her chance to score a point.

Norman's Lainy Fredrickson attempts a shot as Bethany Franks watches during a girls basketball game at Norman High School, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Norman's Lainy Fredrickson attempts a shot as Bethany Franks watches during a girls basketball game at Norman High School, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The air crackled with hope and anxiety.

The clock ran down.

The ball plunked into the hoop.

The Oklahoman's Scott Wright saw those moments unfold.

Read his story and watch the video.

Norman fans cheer as Norman's Lainy Fredrickson, not pictured, checks into the game against Norman North during a girls basketball game at Norman High School, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Norman fans cheer as Norman's Lainy Fredrickson, not pictured, checks into the game against Norman North during a girls basketball game at Norman High School, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Can we talk about Lady Gaga? 

The acrobatics. The costumes. The voice.

And as The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell pointed out, she may have embedded a political message in her performance, from one of Oklahoma's favorite sons: Woody Guthrie.

Against a pre-recorded backdrop of 300 Intel drones forming an American flag, she sang the opening of "God Bless America," followed by a snippet of Okemah native Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." The Oklahoma folk legend's beloved song is considered an alternative national anthem as well as a protest song, penned as a countermeasure against the ubiquity of "God Bless America" and as a social commentary calling for a more inclusive and just America.

Here's the full video

She's coming to Oklahoma for a Dec. 9 show at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Norman's Lainy Fredrickson attempts a shot as Bethany Franks watches during a girls basketball game at Norman High School, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Norman's Lainy Fredrickson attempts a shot as Bethany Franks watches during a girls basketball game at Norman High School, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award... Read more ›

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