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Assumption moves on, Owen-Withee goes home in WIAA state semifinals

ASHWAUBENON (WAOW) - The Assumption High School girls basketball team is just one win away from back-to-back state championships, after the Royals defeated Heritage Christian 61-41 in the Division 5 semi-finals Thursday at the Resch Center.

Brittney Birkhauser led the team with 12 points in the win.

Assumption will go for its second consecutive state championship on Saturday. Tip off is set for 11:05 a.m. in Ashwaubenon.

Meanwhile, the Owen-Withee girls basketball team suffered a 71-53 loss to top-ranked Barneveld in the other Division 5 state semifinal game. It was the Blackhawks' tenth state appearance, they have yet to win a state title.

Newsline 9 Athlete of the Week Stephany Heggemeier led the way with 21 points in the loss.

Owen Withee's season finishes at 22-6.

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