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Kimball Knights Claim Title at Inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Kimball Knights of Dallas took down the hometown Riverside Rebels, 61-58, to win the inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Riverside's Ricardo Gathers was chosen as the tournament's MVP by unanimous vote by the media covering the 3-day event.

Late in the fourth, the score was 56-52 in favor of the Rebels. Kimball mounted a comeback with a little over a minute to go in the game. It started with a Shannon Lilly 3-pointer. Then Lilly and Austin Franklin hit layups to spur a 7-0 run giving the Knights a 59-56 edge with 27 seconds remaining.

Protecting a one-point advantage, Knight forward Jarion Henry in-bounded the ball from his baseline with a long baseball pass that found Franklin for a layup plus the foul, making the score 61-58. Franklin missed the free throw, and the Rebels had 6 seconds to attempt to tie the game but a final shot from behind the arch fell short.

The tournament, which took place Jan, 6 -8, included 16 national-caliber high school boys' programs. Games were played at the Pontchartrain Center, Country Day High School and Archbishop Rummel High School.  Ten Louisiana high schools and six schools from out-of-state competed in the event with each team guaranteed four games.

For more information, as well as a recap of each game listed below, visit http://www.asnpc.com/.

Thursday, January 6 (8 games)
Pontchartrain Center (4 games)
(Game 1): Peabody (LA) 65, Rummel (LA) 42   
(Game 3): Brother Martin (LA) 59, Blount (AL) 56   
(Game 4): Riverside (LA) 62, McDonogh 35 (LA) 47   
(Game 2): Salmen (LA) 59, University (FL) 47   
Metairie Park Country Day (4 games)
(Game 5): Westchester (CA) 60, East St. John (LA) 58   
(Game 7): Kimball (TX) 60, John Ehret (LA) 53   
(Game 6): Sheldon (CA) 62, St. Thomas Aquinas (LA) 58   
(Game 8): Imhotep Charter (PA) 47, Country Day (LA) 30   

Friday, January 7 (8 games)
Pontchartrain Center (4 games)
(Game 12): Kimball (TX) 47, Imhotep (PA) 42   
(Game 11): Westchester (CA) 52, Sheldon (CA) 35   
(Game 10):  Riverside (LA) 73, Brother Martin (LA) 52    
(Game 9): Peabody (LA) 43, Salmen (LA) 41   
Metairie Park Country Day (4 games)
(Game 14):  McDonogh 35 (LA) 60, Blount (AL) 59 (OT)   
(Game 13): University (FL) 51, Rummel (LA) 36  
(Game 15): St. Thomas Aquinas (LA) 57, East St. John (LA) 51    
(Game 16):  Ehret (LA) 44, Country Day (LA) 30   

Saturday, January 8 (16 games)
Morning (8 games)
Pontchartrain Center (4 games)
(Game 21): Consolation semifinal: University (FL) 48, McDonogh 35 (LA) 39   
(Game 22): Consolation semifinal: St. Thomas Aquinas (LA) 49, Ehret (LA) 41   
(Game 27): Semi Finals: Riverside (LA) 51, Peabody (LA) 46   
(Game 28): Semi Finals: Kimball (TX) 58, Westchester (CA) 52   
Metairie Park Country Day (2 games)
(Game 17): Rummel (LA) 55, Blount (AL) 52
(Game 18): East St. John (LA) 43, Country Day (LA) 26
Archbishop Rummel (2 games)
(Game 19): Brother Martin (LA) 58, Salmen (LA) 51
(Game 20):  Imhotep (PA) 63, Sheldon (CA) 55
 
Evening (8 games)
Metairie Park Country Day (2 games)
(Game 23): Country Day (LA) 43, Blount (AL) 36
(Game 25):  Rummel (LA) 59, East St. John (LA) 54 (OT)
Archbishop Rummel (2 games)
(Game 29): Ehret (LA) 60, McDonogh 35 (LA) 42
(Game 24): Sheldon (CA) 79, Salmen (LA) 71
Pontchartrain Center (4 games)
(Game 30): Consolation Champions - University (FL) 43,  St. Thomas Aquinas (LA) 40   
(Game 26):  Fifth Place Game - Imhotep (PA) 49, Brother Martin (LA) 29   
THIRD PLACE FINAL - Westchester (CA) 40, Peabody (LA) 38   
Allstate Sugar Bowl CHAMPIONSHIP - Kimball (TX) 61, Riverside (LA) 58   













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