Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson hits milestone to become WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder in win over Sparks

Lynx veteran forward Rebekkah Brunson made history Thursday night during her team’s 83-72 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks Thursday night at the Target Center in front of 9,303 fans.

The 15-year veteran of the league grabbed the milestone rebound at 7:17 in the fourth quarter. She passed Lisa Leslie (3,307) and Tamika Catchings (3,316) for career-rebounds. After collecting grabbing 12 along with scoring 15 points she had a total of 3,318 at the end of the game.

“Congratulations to Rebekkah Brunson on becoming the WNBA’s all-time leader in rebounds,” said WNBA president Lisa Borders in a statement. “A relentless pursuit of excellence has defined Rebekkah’s 15-year career and made her a beloved teammate and one of the most respected players in our game. Passing the great Tamika Catchings is a tremendous accomplishment – one of many for a WNBA legend.”

In addition to Brunson’s record, Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve became the winningest female head coach in league history. The Lynx move to 11-7 and head on a road trip to face Chicago and Indiana.

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