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October 22, 2013

Devils rally, take the third

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Andrews also had a team-high nine digs and two blocks, while Mary Bass had eight kills. Maddie Winkler also finished with a match-high 19 assists.

Oakwood tied the second set at 17-17, and later pulled to within 24-23.

“I don’t know, were we just relaxed and made a few mistakes and then that was mental,” Oakwood coach Lynn Anderson said. “We weren’t moving. That’s what I told them. I said, ‘You’re not moving. I don’t know what you’re thinking, but you’re mental toughness — mental over feet. Move your feet.”

Sadie Edwards finished with 14 assists for the Comets while Tayler Obenland and Jones each had six kills. Abbie Knight recorded 13 digs.

Bismarck-Henning’s wasn’t the only come-from-behind effort Monday night. The Westville Tigers battled back from an early deficit to defeat the Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers 25-23, 25-23 for fifth place.

“Well, for one, it takes a lot of confidence,” Westville coach Anna Picklesimer said. “You have to have confidence in yourself, and you have to have confidence in your teammates. That’s really what we’ve been pushing all season.

“There were a couple of times I wanted to call a time out, but I knew that if I gave them their time, they would come up and pull it out.”

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