The seventh annual War on the Shore, benefitting the Danny Did Foundation, is Saturday at Evanston. This is the first time in the event’s history it’s being contested somewhere other than Loyola. Tom Livatino, in his eighth season as head coach of the Ramblers, said this is a day he looks forward to every season.

“There had never been a shootout like this on the North Shore, and I thought it was time to shine a spotlight on the basketball being played up here,” he said. “It’s been a cool thing. We’ve been fortunate to have some pretty good programs participate in it and to be a partner with a great organization like the Danny Did Foundation. It’s a can’t-miss day.”

SCHEDULE

New Trier vs. Jacobs, 3:30 p.m.

Loyola vs. St. Patrick, 5:15 p.m.

Evanston vs. Homewood-Flossmoor, 7 p.m.

QUICK FACTS

  •  Evanston and St. Patrick are highly ranked by both the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. The Wildkits are No. 8 in the Tribune and 17th in the Sun-Times, while the Shamrocks are 10th in the Sun-Times and 11th in the Tribune.
  •  The final game of the day between Evanston and Homewood-Flossmoor, which is making its inaugural appearance at War on the Shore, will be broadcast live on WCIU. It’s the first time one of the War on the Shore games has been on TV, live or tape-delayed.
  •  Evanston senior Nojel Eastern and Jacobs senior Cameron Krutwig arguably are the two best players at the showcase. Eastern, a 6-foot-6 guard, has signed with Purdue, while Krutwig, a 6-9 forward, has signed with Loyola University in Chicago.
  •  Excluding Evanston, Loyola and New Trier, a total of 11 schools have participated over the seven years. St. Patrick has played in four War on the Shores, while Notre Dame and St. Ignatius each have participated in three apiece. Jacobs is making its second appearance. Benet and St. Viator also have played in two War on the Shores. In addition to Homewood-Flossmoor, Fremd, Lake Forest, Mount Carmel and Waukegan all have made one appearance.
  •  Of the three North Shore teams, Loyola owns the best record at 5-1. New Trier is 4-2, and Evanston is 1-5.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Spencer Boehm, so., F, New Trier

Jeffrey Boyd, sr., G, Homewood-Flossmoor

Ciaran Brayboy, so., C, New Trier

Kevin Cunningham, jr., G, Loyola

Julian DeGuzman, sr., F, Loyola

Nojel Eastern, sr., G, Evanston

Ramar Evans, sr., G, Loyola

Jaheim Holden, so., G, Evanston

Lance Jones, so., G, Evanston

Andrew Kirkpatrick, jr., G, New Trier

Cameron Krutwig, sr., F, Jacobs

Matt Lynch, sr., G, Loyola

Laurence Merritt, sr., G, St. Patrick

Jalen Nelson, sr., G, St. Patrick

Ryan Phillips, jr., G, Jacobs

Xavier Pinson, jr., G, St. Patrick

Alton Thompson, sr., F, St. Patrick

Jarrett Tribble, sr., G, Homewood-Flossmoor

Elyjah Williams, sr., F, Evanston