Essex player snags state-record 45 rebounds

Essex’s Joscelyn Coleman set an Iowa five-on-five girls’ basketball record with 45 rebounds in her team’s 101-24 win over Clarinda Academy on Thursday.

The 5-foot-11 junior scored 25 points. Eighteen of her rebounds were on the offensive end. Coleman leads the state in rebounding, at 18.1 boards per game.

The 45 boards ranks fourth all-time nationally. The national record is 54, by Andrea Keehne of LaVerne (Calif.) Calvary Baptist in 1995.

For more on Coleman’s record night, take the following link to the Omaha World-Herald web site:

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=3928&u_sid=10551816

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