Ball St. 77, E. Illinois 46

Jauwan Scaife had 19 points and three teammates scored in double

figures to lead Ball State to a 77-46 victory over Eastern Illinois

on Sunday.

Jarrod Jones and freshman Jesse Berry each had 15 for the

Cardinals, who won their season opener. Jones had a game-best 10

rebounds, and Berry hit a game-high three 3-pointers in his

collegiate debut. Randy Davis added 13 points.

Scaife’s total was one shy of his career high.

Jeremy Granger scored 11 points and Tyler Laser 10 for the

Panthers (0-2), who shot just 31.4 percent (16 of 51).

Eastern Illinois committed 21 turnovers to just seven for Ball

State.

The Cardinals opened the game with an 8-0 spurt. Curry

McKinney’s jumper with 6:19 left in the first half finally got the

Panthers into double figures as they trailed 24-10.

Ball State led 34-22 at halftime and was never threatened in the

second half.