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Emily Westerberg, Aubree Johnson remain close as sisters

Emily Westerberg Love, left, and Aubree Johnson Chestnut, who helped carry Central Valley and Post Falls, respectively, to state high school basketball championships and later played together at Arizona State, remain best friends today. (File / The Spokesman-Review)
There is every reason to be jealous of Emily Westerberg and Aubree Johnson. It’s not the two state basketball championships and countless accolades both won, Westerberg at Central Valley and Johnson at Post Falls. It’s not their accomplishments for the Arizona State basketball team and the unprecedented heights the Sun Devils reached in their playing days. It’s not even their precious families, as both married and now each have three children. What is truly remarkable is that Emily Westerberg Love and Aubree Johnson Chestnut can live thousands of miles apart and still talk like they are next door neighbors – or twin sisters sharing a bedroom.

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Emily Westerberg Love, left, and Aubree Johnson Chestnut, who helped carry Central Valley and Post Falls, respectively, to state high school basketball championships and later played together at Arizona State, remain best friends today. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Emily Westerberg, Aubree Johnson remain close as sisters

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 9:12 a.m.

There is every reason to be jealous of Emily Westerberg and Aubree Johnson. It’s not the two state basketball championships and countless accolades both won, Westerberg at Central Valley and Johnson at Post Falls. It’s not their accomplishments for the Arizona State basketball team and the unprecedented heights the Sun Devils reached in their playing days. It’s not even their precious families, as both married and now each have three children. What is truly remarkable is that Emily Westerberg Love and Aubree Johnson Chestnut can live thousands of miles apart and still talk like they are next door neighbors – or twin sisters sharing a bedroom.

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