Pearson scores 20 as Ball State takes down E. Illinois 76-59

Led by Mickey Pearson Jr.'s 20 points, the Ball State Cardinals defeated the Eastern Illinois Panthers 76-59 on Wednesday night

ByThe Associated Press
December 7, 2022, 11:39 PM

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Mickey Pearson Jr. had 20 points in Ball State's 76-59 victory against Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night.

Pearson had nine rebounds for the Cardinals (5-4). Payton Sparks scored 12 points while shooting 6 of 9 from the field. Jarron Coleman shot 3 for 9, including 3 for 7 from beyond the arc to finish with 11 points, while adding five rebounds and eight assists.

The Panthers (2-8) were led by Nick Ellington, who recorded 12 points and three steals. Kinyon Hodges added 12 points for Eastern Illinois. Sincere Malone also had nine points and two steals.

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