East Jefferson Captures Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Title

NEW ORLEANS (December 7, 2013) – East Jefferson High School’s boys’ basketball team held off Brother Martin, 55-45, on Saturday night to capture the championship of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. This was the 60th year of the tournament. It is East Jefferson’s second title in the event; the Warriors’ first came in 1993 when Neil Reed led them to the championship.

2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Brackets

East Jefferson guard Shaquille Preston was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after leading his team to the title. A signee with 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 has signed with Tennessee. 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).

Saturday’s Championship
East Jefferson 55, Brother Martin 45 (at Brother Martin)

Saturday’s Losing Bracket Results
Shaw 53, Hannan 37 (at Brother Martin)
Holy Cross 62, St. Thomas Aquinas 55 (at De La Salle)
Rummel 39, De La Salle 31 (at Brother Martin)
St. Augustine 57, Lusher 43 (at De La Salle)
St. Paul’s 49, Newman 38 (at Brother Martin)
Jesuit 56, Country Day 54 (at De La Salle)

Friday’s Semifinal Results
Brother Martin 57, Hahnville 50 (at Jesuit)
East Jefferson 80, East St. John 68 (at Jesuit)

Saturday’s Championship
7:30 p.m. (at Brother Martin)

Saturday’s Losing Bracket Match-Ups
Shaw vs. Hannan, 10 a.m. (at Brother Martin)
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Holy Cross, 10 a.m. (at De La Salle)
De La Salle vs. Rummel, 11:30 a.m. (at Brother Martin)
Lusher vs. St. Augustine, 11:30 a.m. (at De La Salle)
Newman vs. St. Paul’s, 1 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
Jesuit vs. Country Day, 1 p.m. (at De La Salle)

Thursday, Dec. 5 Second Round Match-Ups – Winning Bracket
Brother Martin 64, Newman 42 (at Brother Martin) – NOLA.com Recap

Hahnville 60, St. Paul’s 55 (at Hannan)
East Jefferson 53, Jesuit, 39 (at Jesuit) – NOLA.com Recap
East St. John 64, Country Day 48 (Holy Cross)

Thursday, Dec. 5 Second Round Results – Losing Bracket
De La Salle 53, Shaw 32 (at Brother Martin)
Rummel 48, Hannan 20 (at Hannan)
Lusher 47, St. Thomas Aquinas 11 (at Jesuit)
St. Augustine 65, Holy Cross 43 (at Holy Cross)

Wednesday, Dec. 4 Opening Round Results
Newman 55, De La Salle 49 (at Brother Martin)
Brother Martin 74, Shaw 38 (at Brother Martin)
Hahnville 48, Rummel 31 (at Hannan)
St. Paul’s 95, Hannan 39 (at Hannan)
East Jefferson 62, St. Thomas Aquinas 43 (at Jesuit)
Jesuit 54, Lusher 52 (at Jesuit)
East St. John 66, St. Augustine 49 (at Holy Cross)
Country Day 55, Holy Cross 41 (ay Holy Cross)

Last year’s CYO Tourney was capped by a thrilling finish as Newman’s Kyle Lewis scored on a putback as time expired in overtime to lift the Greenies to a 58-57 victory over Jesuit in the championship game. It was the first CYO Tourney title for Newman. Trailing by one with five seconds to go, Kendall Lewis was off the mark with an 18-foot jumper, but twin brother Kyle gathered the rebound and rattled home the game-winner to shock the Blue Jays. Duke Douglas had 16 points and 11 boards for Newman to cap an outstanding weekend and earn tournament MVP honors. Joining Douglas on the all-tournament team were Matt Felger (Jesuit), Edwin Winston (East St. John), Greg White-Pittman (Holy Cross), Jordan Cornish (Brother Martin) and Kyle Lewis (Newman).