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January 23, 2014

Durst's career night leads Comets past Cornjerkers

DANVILLE — Oakwood junior Delaney Durst had a career night with 24 points and a tournament-high 23 rebounds to lead the Comets to a 44-28 victory over the Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers on Wednesday night in the Vermilion County Tournament at the David S. Palmer Arena.

Durst scored 16 of her game-high 24 points in the second half and she pulled down 15 of her rebounds in the final 16 minutes.

“That’s one of her best games that she has had ll year,’’ said Oakwood coach Jeff Ford. “They were really focused on stopping her in the paint, so she struggled early.

“As we pulled her away from the basket in the second half, she was able to get into the flow of the game.’’

While Durst was extremely shocked with her performance, she was very pleased in how her team played against Hoopeston Area.

“I didn’t even know that I had that many points or rebounds,’’ she said. “I honestly don’t know what to say about it, but I know that we worked a lot better as a team and our chemistry was really good tonight.

“I know that pumped me up and I’m sure that it pumped up my teammates as well.’’

Oakwood, which improved to 3-18 with the victory, won its first Vermilion County Tournament game in two seasons.

“This is what I’ve expected to see all year,’’ Ford said. “We’ve put three quarter of a game together this year, but we’ve either not finished a game or not started very well.

“We are still building things right now and this was a good step.’’

The Comets also advance to Friday’s final night with the victory as Oakwood will play Westville in the fifth-place game at 5 p.m.

“That was one of our goals this year, we didn’t want to be sitting at home on Friday night,’’ Ford said. “I think the girls had more energy on both ends of the floor, because this was a big deal for them.

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