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Noga sets state rebounding record

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If Sari Noga needed to do anything more to cement herself as one of the top girls' basketball players in Minnesota state history, she did it last Tuesday night.

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Noga already holds the state record for most threes in a single game (13) and will end the season as one of the top five scorers. Now she can add another record to that list.

Noga became Minnesota's all-time leader in rebounds, in both boys and girls, in a 74-30 win over Battle Lake. She upped her career total to 1,617 by the end of the night, while securing the Little Eight Conference championship in the process. It is a record that has stood since 1984 when Janice Streit of Eden Valley-Watkins ended her career with 1,608 rebounds.

"Most players dream that they could some day score 1,000 points in their careers," Parkers Prairie activities director Kelly Mesker said in an e-mail. "Sari has done that three times over and has now surpassed a record that has lasted for the past 26 years in Minnesota High School girls' basketball."

David Hanson holds the boys record for most rebounds in a career. He finished with 1,550 with Maranatha Christian Academy in 2008.

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