Allstate Sugar Bowl to Sponsor CYO High School Basketball Tournament Again in 2011 park
For the fourth straight year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl will sponsor the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. The 2011 event will run from Nov. 30-Dec. 3 and will be played at three local high schools: Brother Martin, Holy Cross and Jesuit. This year marks the 58th year of the tournament.
"We are excited about this year's tournament, especially bringing the games to the new campus of Holy Cross School," said CYO Director John Smestad. "And of course we are grateful for the continued support of the Allstate Sugar Bowl in promoting the best in high school athletics in greater New Orleans."
This year's event will feature 12 teams: St. Augustine, Edna Karr, Northshore, Brother Martin, Bonnabel, Rummel, Newman, Jesuit, East St. John, St. Thomas Aquinas, Shaw and Holy Cross. The semifinals will be played on Friday at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross with the Championship tipping off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, also at Holy Cross.
Wednesday, Nov. 30 Opening Round Match-Ups
St. Augustine vs. Edna Karr, 6 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
Northshore vs. Brother Martin, 7:30 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
Bonnabel vs. Rummel, 6 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Newman vs. Jesuit, 7:30 p.m. (at Jesuit)
East St. John vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 6 p.m. (at Holy Cross)
Shaw vs. Holy Cross, 7:30 p.m. (at Holy Cross)
"The Allstate Sugar Bowl is proud to play a role in this long-standing New Orleans tradition," said Sugar Bowl Chief Executive Officer Paul Hoolahan. "The CYO Tournament has historically showcased the best teams, coaches and players in the New Orleans area and the games have ranked among the most competitive and exciting of any given year. We're looking forward to more of the same this week."
St. Augustine won last year's tournament with a thrilling victory in the finals. After cruising through the first three rounds of the tournament, Purple Knights needed a pair of free throws with four seconds to go to edge Brother Martin, 66-64 for their first title since 2007 in the event. Craig Victor, a 6-7 freshman, led St. Augustine to the title and earned Most Valuable Player honors. He was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Javan Felix as well as Casey Wade and Amani Thomas from Rummel and Denzil Fleming and Schane Rillieux from Brother Martin.