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Micaela Noga reached the 2,000 career point mark Tuesday night as Parkers Prairie defeated Underwood 58-44 in the Section 6A-South championship. Noga joins two other Panthers on that elite scoring list. Eric Morken, Echo Press
Micaela Noga reached the 2,000 career point mark Tuesday night as Parkers Prairie defeated Underwood 58-44 in the Section 6A-South championship. Noga joins two other Panthers on that elite scoring list. Eric Morken, Echo Press

Section 6A-South basketball: Noga scores 2,000th career point in win

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Make it three.

Panther Micaela Noga joined a very elite group Tuesday night, scoring her 2,000th career point as the Parkers Prairie girls captured the Section 6A-South championship, defeating Underwood 58-44.

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Noga, who finished the night with 15 points, scored her 2,000th with two free throws at the end of the game, joining just two other Panther players to ever reach that mark - teammate Madison Dorn, who reached the 2,000-point plateau in January, and Noga's sister, Sari, who became the first to do it in 2008.

Her benchmark came as the Panthers showed they were in charge early in the Section 6A-South championship against Underwood Tuesday night, jumping to a 20-4 lead and coming away with a 58-44 win.

Although the Panthers led big early, the Underwood Rockets came back to cut that deficit to 29-21. Parkers Prairie again surged ahead after halftime and never let Underwood recover.

Noga's points were part of that second half run as she scored 12 of her 15 in that frame.

Dorn led the way for Parkers Prairie with 18 points, including 12 in the first half, and Ally Taylor added 17.

Underwood got 16 from Kaitlyn Holen and 12 from Karlea Thorson.

The Panthers, 26-1, will now take on North Division champion Ada-Borup, 25-3, at 7 p.m. Friday night at Concordia College in Moorhead for the Section 6A title.

Parkers Prairie is hoping to avenge its loss to the Cougars in last year's section finals, as Ada-Borup bounced the Panthers from a state trip 71-58.

Both teams are ranked in the final regular season State Class A polls, with the Panthers at No. 6 and the Cougars at No. 8.

Parkers Prairie 75, Hancock 44

The Panthers cruised to the 6A-South finals with a 75-44 win over Hancock Saturday as Noga, Taylor and Dorn all recorded double-digits.

Noga had 23 in the win, including 18 in the first half, with Taylor adding 22 and Dorn 20.

Dorn finished the night with a double-double, pulling down 14 rebounds.

PARKERS PRAIRIE 58, UNDERWOOD 44

PARKERS PRAIRIE 29 28 -- 58

UNDERWOOD 21 23 -- 44

PARKERS PRAIRIE LEADERS - Madison Dorn 18, Micaela Noga 15, Ally Taylor 17, Brenna Warren 2, LaDeanna Swanson 5, Danielle Pratt 2. Field goals 18, 3-pt 7 (Dorn 3, Noga 1, Taylor 2, Swanson 1), Free throws 14-24, Rebounds 20 (Noga 8), Assists 6 (Noga 2, Pratt 2), Steals 8 (Taylor 3), Turnovers 4, Blocked shots 2 (Dorn 1, Pratt 1), Fouls 14.

UNDERWOOD LEADERS - Kaitlyn Holen 16, Karlea Thorson 12, Krista Aasness 2, Karin Mortenson 4, Megan Biegler 4, Carly Maslowski 6. Field goals 17, 3-pt 6, Free throws 4-6, Fouls 15.

PARKERS PRAIRIE 75, HANCOCK 44

PARKERS PRAIRIE 43 32 -- 75

HANCOCK 19 25 -- 44

PARKERS PRAIRIE - Madison Dorn 20, Micaela Noga 23, Ally Taylor 22, Brenna Warren 8, Danielle Pratt 2. Field goals 26, 3-pt 3, Free throws 20-21, Rebounds 31 (Dorn 14, Noga 5, Taylor 5), Steals 13 (Noga 3, Taylor 3), Assists 11 (Taylor 4, Dorn 3), Turnovers 8, Blocked shots 3 (Dorn 2, Taylor 1), Fouls 13.

HANCOCK - Lexi Steege 10, Sami Schmidgall 9, Gabbi Niehaus 4, Serandon Bigalke 2, Courtney Greiner 20. Field goals 15, 3-pt 2, Free throws 12-15, fouls 16.

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