Allstate Sugar Bowl to Sponsor CYO High School Basketball Tournament Again in 2014 park
For the seventh straight year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl will sponsor the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. The 2014 event will run from Wednesday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 6 and will be played at four local high schools. The semifinals will be played on Friday evening at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Jesuit. The finals will take place on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Brother Martin. This year marks the 61st year of the tournament.
Schools scheduled to participate are Brother Martin, Covington, De La Salle, East St. John, Hahnville, Hannan, Holy Cross, Jesuit, John Curtis, Newman, Rummel, St. Augustine, St. Paul's, St. Stanislaus, St. Thomas Aquinas and Shaw.
Wednesday, Dec. 3 Opening Round Match-Ups
Hahnville vs. St. Stanislaus, 6 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
Covington vs. Brother Martin, 7:30 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
John Curtis vs. Holy Cross, 6 p.m. (at Jesuit) – second-round (Thursday) match-ups will be at Holy Cross
Newman vs. Jesuit, 7:30 p.m. (at Jesuit) – second-round (Thursday) match-ups will be at Holy Cross
East St. John vs. De La Salle, 6 p.m. (at Rummel)
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Rummel, 7:30 p.m. (at Rummel)
Shaw vs. St. Augustine, 6 p.m. (at Hannan)
St. Paul's vs. Hannan, 7:30 p.m. (at Hannan)
Thursday's second-round matchups, for both the winning and losing brackets, will take place at the same sites as the first round EXCEPT in the case of the Jesuit games, which will be played at Holy Cross.
Last year's CYO Tournament saw East Jefferson hold off Brother Martin, 55-45, in the championship game. It was East Jefferson's second title in the event; the Warriors' first came in 1993 when Neil Reed led them to the championship.
East Jefferson guard Shaquille Preston was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Now playing for UT-Chattanooga, Preston finished with 24 points and five assists to come out on top in a showdown with Jordan Cornish, the star from Brother Martin, who is now playing at UNLV. Cornish finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds. The Warriors were also aided by 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks from 6-7 Curtiss Anderson. Joining Preston on the all-tournament team were Cornish, Anderson, Juwan Green (Hahnville) and Troy Green (East St. John).