By Joe Henricksen
While sports fans sit and wait for the Super Bowl on Sunday, The War on the Shore this Saturday at Loyola Academy offers up a three-for-one package for the fan. A trio of entertaining games for basically the price of one ($5) is about the best deal you'll get in high school basketball around Illinois this winter.
The event will also help raise money and awareness for the Danny Did Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to prevent deaths caused by seizures, with goals including: advancing awareness of Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and the mainstreaming of seizure detection and prediction devices as well as other technologies that may assist in preventing deaths caused by seizures. For more information go to www.dannydid.org
The Hoops Report takes a look at the first-ever War on the Shore Basketball Shootout this weekend.
War on the Shore • Loyola Academy • Saturday, Feb. 5
St. Ignatius vs. Evanston, 3 p.m.
• A couple of big men, Nnanna Egwu of St. Ignatius and James Farr of Evanston, go at it in a game between two teams just on the outside of the Top 25. Evanston guard Garrett Jones could be the difference in this one.
Mt. Carmel vs. New Trier, 5 p.m.
• Fans on the North Shore will get a glimpse of one of the premier guards in the state in Mt. Carmel's Tracy Abrams. The Caravan have been hot and will face a young New Trier team looking to build a little momentum for the stretch run.
St. Patrick vs. Loyola Academy, 7 p.m.
• Both of these teams are positioning themselves for a better seed in the New Trier Sectional and boast seniors looking to finish with a bang -- St. Patrick's Jacob Williams and Loyola's Mike Lang.