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Assumption claims its third WIAA state title, beating Three Lakes in the Division 5 championship game

02/25/2021, 11:30pm CST
By Norbert Durst

Assumption Royals, 2021 Division 5 state champions

Assumption captured its third WIAA state title in program history on Thursday night at the La Crosse Center. 

The Royals defeated Three Lakes, 55-48, in the Division 5 state championship game. 

Assumption, which led for the majority of the game, held a 33-25 at the half and pushed its lead to 11 on two occasions early in the second half. 

The Bluejays trailed 41-30 with 12:47 to go before going on a 14-3 run to tie the game at 44 with 5:46 remaining. 

Assumption outscored Three Lakes 11-4 the rest of the way, including holding the Bluejays scoreless in the final 3:46 of the contest. 

Senior Emily Bohn, a 6-foot-4 forward, scored a game-high 16 points, shooting 6-for-11 from the floor, and added eight rebounds and five blocks to lead Assumption. 

Joining her in double figures were senior Jessie Grundhoffer, a 5-foot-11 wing/forward, and junior Ainara Sainz de Rozas, a 5-foot-5 guard, who finished with 15 and 13 points, respectively, for coach Ryan Klein and the Royals. 

Assumption shot 17-for-40 from the floor, connected on 5 of 12 three-pointers, and made 16 of 21 from the free throw line. 

Three Lakes was led by junior Kara Sowinski, a 5-foot-2 point guard, who finished with 14 points on six of seven shooting, which included making both of her 3-point attempts. 

Seniors Taylor Kolling, a 5-foot-7 guard, and Mollee Gruszynski, a 6-foot-1 forward, each added nine points for coach George Lurvey and the Bluejays. 

Fellow senior Sydney Lurvey, a 5-foot-7 guard, was held to five points after knocking down six triples and finishing with 18 points in the Bluejays huge win over Black Hawk, which entered the contest with a 75-game winning streak. 

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