Barneveld beats Assumption, 38-34, in Division 5

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Rachel Slaney scored 13 points and Hannah Whitish added 11 as Barneveld beat Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 38-34 in the WIAA Division 5 state championship.

Mary Sigler led Assumption with 10 points.

Assumption (26-3) led 16-13 at halftime, but Barneveld (28-0) got to within one as Maggie Oimoen scored a three-point play mid-third quarter.

Barneveld took its first lead at 31-29 with 1:46 left in the game as Slaney hit her first bucket of the second half.

Slaney added a three-point play with 43.3 seconds remaining to make it 36-30.

Assumption was down by two with 10 seconds remaining, but Brittney Birkhauser had the ball swatted away on the way to the hoop, and Barneveld added two free throws to ice the win.

It's Barneveld's fifth state title in program history.

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