Beach Ball roundup: Evanston advances to final

Evanston Township (Ill.) basketball coach Mike Ellis talks to players during a win over Pace (Ga.) Academy in the Beach Ball Classic.

MYRTLE BEACH – Purdue commitment Nojel Eastern scored 24 points to go with 13 rebounds as Evanston Township (Ill.) beat Pace (Ga.) 57-44 to reach the Beach Ball Classic title game.

The Wildkits play Imhotep (Pa.) in for the championship Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers beat Dillard (Fla.) 80-52 to advance.