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Owen-Withee and Neillsville State Final Preview


The Owen-Withee girls basketball team has made it to state eight times and finished as runner-up three times.  

The Blackhawks have a chance to finish with their first Gold Ball with a win over Heritage Christian on Saturday.  They got there with a win over two-time defending champ Newman Catholic on Thursday.  

The Cardinals ran them ragged in the 49-46 Blackhawks win.  Owen-Withee was forced into 35 turnovers and had to hold off a late charge by the Cardinals. Needless to say the day off on Friday will be taken advantage of.  

Also on Thursday, Neillsville picked up the school's first-ever win at the state tournament, knocking off Howards Grove 53-41. 

Now the Warriors aim for another first -- the program's first state title when they face Oshkosh Lourdes on Saturday.  



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