Evanston outs Providence to open Beach Ball Classic

img_9474In a game that featured 15 lead changes and 13 ties, Evanston Township (11-1, Evanston, IL) grabbed the most important lead in the end to defeat Providence (7-4, Jacksonville, FL) 53-52 to advance to the quarterfinal round.

Evanston, which led 24-21 at halftime, could not continue its run as the game continued to go back and forth on the scoreboard.  Neither team ever led by more than four points as the teams traded baskets.  Evanston led 53-50 with 1:38 remaining when Jacorie Archie missed on a 3-point attempt for Providence.  Ahren Freeman grabbed the offensive rebound on the Archie miss and was fouled but missed the first free throw and it was rebounded by Evanston’s Elyjah Williams.

Evanston missed an opportunity to stretch its advantage when Nojel Eastern committed a turnover.  On the ensuing possession, Zachary Bryant missed on a 3-point attempt to tie the game with just 14 seconds remaining.  Chris Hamil then went to the free throw line with a chance to ice the game for Evanston but missed and Tyler Perez grabbed the rebound for Providence.  Following a timeout, Bryant inexplicably took the inbound pass and went coast to coast for a layup at the buzzer.  while it was a nice lay-in, it left Providence one point short on the scoreboard.

Evanston was led with 15 points by Lance Jones while Purdue signee Eastern added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Wildkits.  Providence was paced by Bryant, who has signed with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as he tallied a game-high 26 points.

 

Pace 63 – McQuid Jesuit 36 – Pace (5-6, Atlanta, GA) used a 14-0 run midway through the first half to blow open a close game and cruise to a 63-36 victory over McQuaid Jesuit (5-2, Rochester, NY).

Trailing 8-6 with 8:50 on the clock in the first half, Pace’s Isaiah Kelly started the run with a layup to tie the score.  The run ended with 3:25 on the clock as Zack Leven gave the Knights a 20-8 cushion.  Pace went on to lead 28-10 at the half and by as many as 31 in the second half.

Duke signee and the nation’s number one player Wendell Carter led Pace with 16 points and 15 rebounds.  Kelly added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Knights.

McQuaid Jesuit was led by Anthony Iglesia’s 17 points.

 

Westchester 55 – Jonesboro 42 – In a game featuring two programs playing in their first Beach Ball Classic, Westchester (10-4, Los Angeles, CA) never trailed and defeated Jonesboro (9-3, Jonesboro, GA) 55-42.

Westchester scored the first six points of the game and built its largest lead of the first half just before the clock expired to take a 22-14 advantage into the locker room.  After Jaylon Terrell connected on the first basket of the second half to pull Jonesboro to within six at 22-16.  Westchester responded with the next five points and went on to build cushions as high as 14 points.

Marquis Moore paced Westchester with 17 points while Luis Rodriguez and Darryn Everage added 11 points each for the Comets.

Jonesboro was led by one of the nation’s top players in MJ Walker with 20 points and seven rebounds.

 

Photo Credit: Joel Beachum

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