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Jones surpasses 1,000 career points in Maryland rout

Brionna Jones crossed the 1,000 career-point mark Saturday as the Maryland Terrapins blew away the Indiana Hoosiers 86-63 in College Park. Amanda Cahill had 14 points and Tyra Buss had 13 for the Hoosiers.

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College Park, MD -- With 6:51 remaining in the third quarter of the Terrapins-Hoosiers contest Saturday in College Park, Maryland's Brionna Jones stood at the free throw line and, appropriately so, smiled.

She had just scored her sixth and seventh points of the game, but in the record books those points held much more weight. After sinking the subsequent free throw to complete the three-point-play, Jones secured 1,002 career points, becoming just the 31st Maryland player to reach that milestone. She would finish with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting, though her record-setting day was a little unusual.

Jenn Anderson and the Indiana defense held Jones scoreless in the first half, but Jones broke out in the second half, dumping in all of her points in the third quarter.

"In the first half we came out, and we were trying to double[-team Jones]," Hoosiers assistant coach Rhet Wierzba said. "For our side, Anderson did a good job of pushing her out. In the third quarter, they came back, and they made some adjustments. I don't think we were quite as active defensively of pushing [Jones] out...when she catches in there that deep [in the post], she's virtually unstoppable."

Though her first half was quiet points-wise, Jones was by no means slacking through the opening two periods. In the first quarter alone she had seven rebounds, equivalent to the number of boards Indiana had as a team. She went to the locker room with nine, en route to her game-high total of 12.

The game marked the 10th double-double of the season for the junior, who said she tries to serve as a role model for her younger teammates.

"I always try to be there for them and help them out in practice [and] during the games," she said. "Just trying to be someone they can go to if they need anything."

Maryland's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brene Moseley, the former as a starter and the latter off the bench, recorded 16 points apiece to lead all scorers. Moseley shot 3-for-3 from three-point range to go along with four assists. Teammate Chloe Pavlech dished out seven assists and grabbed a steal in 27 minutes of action.

Amanda Cahill led the Hoosiers with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Tyra Buss had 13 points. Maryland head coach Brenda Frese said the Terps put a special emphasis on defending Buss, especially in the lane.

"She gets to the free throw line so many times, so to see she only got three attempts was big," Frese said. "I thought our team did a great job defensively in terms of just making her have to work for everything."

Overall, Maryland shot 53.1 percent from the field, including 50 percent on 6-of-12 shooting from three. The Hoosiers were held to 34.8 percent for the game.

Next up for Indiana is Iowa on February 4. The Terps look to take on Purdue February 2.