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The Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament will tip off on Tuesday, November 27, with games at four locations in New Orleans. The tournament is celebrating its 65th year of action this year and has hosted many of the all-time greats in New Orleans prep basketball history.

This year’s event featured pool play from Tuesday to Thursday at De La Salle, Holy Cross, Jesuit and Shaw. The semifinals and finals (Friday and Saturday) will be played at Jesuit.

Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Championship, Saturday December 1
Slidell/Jesuit winner vs. De La Salle/Holy Cross winner, 7 p.m. (Jesuit)

Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Semifinal Results, Friday, November 30
Jesuit def. Slidell, 59-49: Elijah Morgan (Jesuit) – 22 pts; Kolby Warren (Slidell) – 19 pts
Holy Cross def. De La Salle, 69-67: Kalil Thomas (Holy Cross) – 16 pts; Abiram Frye (De La Salle) – 18 pts

Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Consolation Games, Saturday December 1
Shaw (Pool A Third Place) vs. St. Stanislaus (Pool B Third Place), 12:45 p.m. (at Jesuit)
St. Thomas Aquinas (Pool C Third Place) vs. Newman (Pool D Third Place), 2:15 p.m. (at Jesuit)
John Curtis (Pool A Second Place) vs. Fontainebleau (Pool B Second Place), 3:45 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Rummel (Pool C Second Place) vs. St. Paul’s (Pool D Second Place), 5:15 p.m. (at Jesuit)

 Pool A
 Pool B  Pool C  Pool D
John Curtis (1-1) Fontainebleau (1-1) De La Salle (2-0) Holy Cross (2-0)
Shaw (0-2) Jesuit (2-0) Rummel (1-1) Newman (0-2)
Slidell (2-0) St. Stanislaus (1-1) St. Thomas Aquinas (0-2) St. Paul’s (1-1)


Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Results, Thursday, November 29
Slidell def. Shaw, 65-55: Jailen Jones (Slidell) – 14 pts; Christian Jourdain (Shaw) – 22 pts
Fontainebleau def. St. Stanislaus, 62-58: Connor McCormick (Fontainebleau) – 32 pts; Delvin Henry (St. Stanislaus) – 16 pts
De La Salle def. St. Thomas Aquinas, 66-34
Holy Cross def. St. Paul’s, 53-42: Kalil Thomas (Holy Cross) – 19 pts; Ben Seiden (St. Paul’s) – 15 pts

Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Results, Wednesday, November 28
Rummel def. St. Thomas Aquinas, 50-36: Garrett Schmidt (Rummel) – 19 pts; Jacob Romero (STAQ) – 10 pts
Slidell def. John Curtis, 73-57: Kolby Warren (Slidell) – 15 pts; Andrew Stagni (Curtis) – 19
Jesuit def. Fontainebleau, 75-42: Elijah Morgan (Jesuit) – 13 pts; Connor McCormick (Fontainebleau) – 14 pts
St. Paul’s def. Newman, 43-38: Evan Seicshnaydre (St. Paul’s) – 16 pts; Javon Ruffin (Newman) – 21 pts

Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Results, Tuesday, November 27
Jesuit def. St. Stanislaus, 82-38: Elijah Morgan (Jesuit) – 19 points; Nour Tayara (St. Stanislaus) – 10 points
John Curtis def. Shaw, 57-41: Andrew Stagni (Curtis) – 16 points); Isaiah Crawford (Shaw) – 11 points
De La Salle def. Rummel, 60-43: Jalen Need (De La Salle) – 15 points; Garrett Schmidt (Rummel) – 12 points
Holy Cross def. Newman, 58-38: Tyler Veaver (Holy Cross) – 11 points; Javon Ruffin (Newman) – 29 points

St. Paul’s School of Covington won its second CYO Basketball title in three years as it defeated defending tournament champion De La Salle, 46-44, in the 2017 event. St. Paul’s Devonte Allen became the fourth player in the 64 years of the tournament to earn MVP honors twice. He joined Bobby Delpit (St. Aloysius, now Brother Martin, 1950, 1951), Brandon Spann (Jesuit, 1997, 1998) and Craig Victor (St. Augustine, 2010, 2011). Allen, who won the MVP honor in 2015 after hitting the game-winning shot in the title game, scored 23 points in the Wolves’ championship victory.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 49 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 84-year history. The 85th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2019. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade.


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