Assumption beats Barneveld 62-45 for Division 5 championship
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Rapids Assumption beat Barneveld 62-45 for the WIAA Division 5 girls basketball championship on Saturday. Gena Grundhoffer led the way with 20 points and Olivia Skibba added 18 for Assumption (25-4), which never trailed. This was Round 4 of their state championship series, with Assumption beating Barneveld in 2013 but Barneveld winning in 2014 and 2015. The Royals led 27-22 at halftime, then scored the first seven points after intermission, with a rebound layup and wing 3-pointer by Autumn Linzmeier helping push the lead to 34-22. Four consecutive points by Grundhoffer and a fast-break layup by Macyn Krings made it 40-25, and four more points by Grundhoffer and a layup by Skibba extended the margin to 48-31 with 10:29 to play. Hannah Whitish paced the Golden Eagles (28-1) with 24 points.
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