SportsNOLA begins basketball coverage with CYO final Saturday

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CYONEW ORLEANS – As high school football season winds down, high school basketball season is underway, and SportsNOLA.com begins its schedule of roundball coverage this weekend.

SportsNOLA Prep Basketball presented by First NBC Bank will broadcast the championship game of the 63rd annual Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Tournament Saturday night from Jesuit High School. The live stream will begin just before the scheduled 7:30 p.m tipoff. SportsNOLA’s Ken Trahan will call the play-by-play.

The tournament begins Wednesday with 15 teams from southeast Louisiana competing to earn spots in Saturday’s final – Brother Martin, Catholic High (Baton Rouge), Chalmette, East St. John, John Curtis, De La Salle, Ben Franklin, Holy Cross, Jesuit, Newman, Archbishop Rummel, Archbishop Shaw, St. Paul’s, St. Thomas Aquinas and West Jefferson.

St. Paul’s defeated De La Salle 81-79 in last year’s championship game.

To watch games on SportsNOLA.com, either click the “Live” link at the top of the page on gameday or open the “Live Games” page in the video section of the website.

Again this season, SportsNOLA.com is complementing its First NBC Bank Prep Showcase schedule with additional events that will air exclusively on Louisiana’s leading independent sports website.

Additional webcasts will be announced as the season progresses. The schedule of web-exclusive events will include a variety of different sports.

New Orleans-based First NBC Bank, in an effort to enhance the visibility of high school sports in the region, is the presenting sponsor of the web coverage in addition to its title sponsorship of the First NBC Bank Prep Showcase.

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Lenny has been involved in college athletics since the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane; since then, he has remained involved in college sports. He works in television production of many college sporting events and served briefly as managing editor of New Orleans Metro Sports Magazine. Lenny also served for 11 years on the management…

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