GOLCONDA, Ill. -- Jackson Eddington tossed in 32 points, as Pope County ran out to a double-digit lead in the first half and went on to beat Ballard Memorial 59-42 in boys high school basketball on Wednesday.

Dequin Donlow led Ballard with 13 points.

Ballard Mem. 12 6 11 13 -- 42

Pope Co. 18 12 14 15 -- 59

BALLARD MEM. -- Donlow 13, Cox 9, Parrot 5, Barber 5, Smith 5, Adams 3, Bishop 2.

Field goals: 14. 3-pointers: 8 (Cox 3, Donlow 2, Adams 1, Barber 1, Smith 1). Free throws: 6/7. Fouls: 18. Record: 2-13.

POPE -- Eddington 32, Hobbs 11, Wilson 6, Mitchell 2, Lindgren 2, Smith 2, Robards 2, Ellis 1, Croley 1.

Field goals: 20. 3-pointers: 5 (Eddington 4, Hobbs 1). Free throws: 14/20. Fouls: 10.

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