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Noga sets state rebounding record

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.

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.