Chalmette, De La Salle, John Curtis and St. Paul’s have advanced to the semifinals of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. All four schools won their quarterfinal games and will play in the semifinals on Friday at Jesuit High School. The thrilling finish came in the John Curtis victory as Kai Morgan hit the game-winning shot with three seconds to go in the Patriots’ win over Catholic (Baton Rouge).
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals, December 1
De La Salle def. West Jefferson, 70-53
Chalmette def. Brother Martin, 93-62
John Curtis def. Catholic, 53-51
St. Paul’s def. East St. John, 79-69
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Consolation Games, December 1
Shaw def. Newman, 59-46
Jesuit def. Benjamin Franklin, 58-37
Holy Cross def. Rummel, 72-69
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Semifinals, December 2
De La Salle vs. Chalmette, 7 p.m. (Jesuit)
Curtis vs. St. Paul’s vs. 8:30 p.m. (Jesuit)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Consolation Games, December 2
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Brother Martin, 4 p.m. (Jesuit)
Catholic vs. East St. John, 5:30 p.m. (Jesuit)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Championship, December 3
7:30 p.m. (Jesuit)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Opening Round, November 30
De La Salle def. Shaw, 73-53
West Jefferson def. Jesuit, 52-44
Brother Martin def. Newman, 60-43
Catholic High def. Holy Cross, 60-52 (OT)
Benjamin Franklin def. John Curtis, 46-33
East St. John def. Rummel, 59-58 (OT)
St. Paul’s def. St. Thomas Aquinas, 62-34
Chalmette (first round bye)
The Allstate Sugar Bowl took on sponsorship of the New Orleans CYO High School Tournament, which is celebrating its 63rd year of action this year, in 2008. In last year’s event, Devonte Allen capped off an MVP performance by knocking down the game-winning shot to lift St. Paul’s to an 81-79 victory over De La Salle to lift his school to its first-ever championship.
The Wolves defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 79-59 in the opening round, then upended East St. John, 77-60 in the quarterfinals. They stopped Chalmette, 72-63, in the semifinals to advance to the championship game.
In addition to Allen being named MVP, St. Paul’s collected all-tournament honors for Harrison Prieto and Parker Edwards. De La Salle was represented on the all-tourney team by Stephen Kelly and David Williams. Also earning all-tourney honors were Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette) and Devante Jones (St. Augustine).
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 27 national champions, 88 Hall of Fame players, 47 Hall of Fame coaches and 17 Heisman Trophy winners in its 82-year history. The 83rd Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 2, 2017. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.3 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors over 25,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit www.AllstateSugarBowl.org.