Western Maryland's Jill Ibex scored a game-high 23 points in last night's 79-63 win over Centennial Conference rival Franklin & Marshall, becoming the eighth player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points.
The senior center from Westminster scored the milestone points on a rebound and put-back with 19:03 remaining in the second half. Ibex also led the Green Terror with nine rebounds and five blocked shots. She scored 17 of her points after halftime.
Western Maryland moved to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the conference. Franklin & Marshall fell to 5-2, 2-1.
With Ibex struggling from the field in the first half, the Green Terror offense thrived behind Jen Piccolomini. The sophomore helped spring Western Maryland to a 41-22 halftime lead, hitting her first eight shots en route to a 19-point performance. She added five assists and two steals.
Western Maryland outshot the Diplomats from the field in both halves. For the game, the Green Terror made 32 of 55 shots (58.2 percent), while the Diplomats made 21 of 59 (35.6 percent).
Lauren Howansky, the league's leading scorer, finished with a team-high 18 for Franklin & Marshall.
Western Maryland returns to nonconference action at 7 p.m. Friday at College of Notre Dame.
Goucher 57, Dickinson 52: The Gophers (3-3) overcame a 32-23 halftime deficit by outscoring the Red Devils 34-20 in the second half. Jessica Young scored all 16 of her points in the second half and shared scoring honors for Goucher with Kate Guggino. Kim Rogers scored 14 for the Gophers.
Dickinson's Kim Selemba led all scorers with 25 points, but the other four starters for the Red Devils (2-4) combined for only 15 points and were 7-for-34 from the field and 1-5 from the free-throw line.
Vermont 83, Towson 34: Dawn Cressman scored 21 points as the visiting Catamounts (4-4, 1-1) beat the Tigers (0-4, 0-1) for the sixth straight time in an America East game.
Jackie Richardson led Towson with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Swarthmore 109, Washington College 107, 2 OT: David Pearce scored nine of Swarthmore's 16 points in the second overtime to lift the visiting Garnett (1-6, 1-1) over the Shoremen (2-4, 0-2) in a Capital Athletic Conference game in Chestertown.
The win was Swarthmore's first against Washington College since the 1995-96 season.
Swarthmore was up by as much as 11 in the second half before Earl Piner (Elkton) tied the game at 75 with 2:04 left in regulation.
Pearce added four free throws in the closing 1:38 to give Swarthmore a 79-77 lead. Greg Adams hit two free throws with 1:27 left, and a jumper by Washington College's David Horvath with 1:11 left tied the score at 79 and sent the game into its first overtime.
Mary Washington 77, Salisbury State 76: John Kidwell scored 20 as the Eagles (3-3, 2-0) downed the visiting Sea Gulls (6-1, 1-1) in a Capital Athletic Conference game in Fredericksburg, Va.
Salisbury State's Victor Jackson led all scorers with 27.
St. Mary's 91, Villa Julie 80: Sheldon Taylor (29) and Harvey Davis (24) combined for 53 points to power the visiting Seahawks (4-2) past the Mustangs (2-3).
St. Mary's trailed 45-34 at the half before outscoring Villa Julie 57-35 in the second half, shooting 61.8 percent to Villa Julie's 40 percent from the field.
Steven Johnson led Villa Julie with 26 points.