First Round Action Complete at Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tourney
NEW ORLEANS (November 29, 2017) – The Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament tipped off on Wednesday with games at three locations in New Orleans. The quarterfinals will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Hahnville will play East St. John at Brother Martin; Grace King battles De La Salle at Holy Cross; Jesuit hosts Slidell and St. Paul hosts Fontainebleau.
Grace King’s Brandon Morrison was the top scorer of the night as he scored 29 in an overtime thriller, a 60-58 win over Holy Cross. Other 20-point scorers were Curtis’ Andrew Stagni, who notched an even 20 in a loss to Hahnville, and Justin Thomas, who scored 26 for St. Thomas Aquinas in a losing effort against Slidell.
The semifinals and finals (Friday and Saturday) will be played at Jesuit.
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Opening Round, November 29
Hahnville def. John Curtis, 66-54 (Andrew Stagni, JC: 20; Glenn Grover, HHS: 15)
East. St. John def. Brother Martin, 70-64 (Allen Williams, ESJ: 24; Tyler Lally, BM: 18)
De La Salle def. Shaw, 74-44 (Jalen Henry, DLS: 15; Forester, AS: 10)
Grace King def. Holy Cross, 60-58, OT (Brandon Morrison, GK: 29; Tyler Beaver, HC: 16)
Slidell def. St. Thomas Aquinas, 51-49 (Justin Thomas, STAQ: 26)
Jesuit def. St. Martin’s, 52-29 (Elijah Morgan & Will Landrieu, JHS: 10; Brett Pfferie, SM: 17)
St. Paul def. St. Stanislaus, 54-46 (Jeremiah Reynoso, SS: 17)
Fontainebleau def. Rummel, 55-48 (Camron Robinson & Ethan Rodgers, FHS: 15; Donte Mitchell, AR: 18)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals, November 30
Hahnville vs. East St. John, 7:30 p.m. (Brother Martin)
De La Salle vs. Grace King, 7:30 p.m. (Holy Cross)
Slidell vs. Jesuit, 7:30 p.m. (Jesuit)
St. Paul vs. Fontainebleau, 7:30 p.m. (St. Paul)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Consolation Games, November 30
John Curtis vs. Brother Martin, 6 p.m. (Brother Martin)
Shaw vs. Holy Cross, 6 p.m. (Holy Cross)
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. St. Martin, 6 p.m. (Jesuit)
St. Stanislaus vs. Rummel, 6 p.m. (St. Paul)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Semifinals, December 1
7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (Jesuit)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Championship, December 2
7 p.m. (Jesuit)
The Allstate Sugar Bowl took on sponsorship of the New Orleans CYO High School Tournament, which is celebrating its 64th year of action this year, in 2008. De La Salle defeated John Curtis, 83-72, to capture the championship of the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. It was De La Salle’s first CYO Basketball Tourney title since 1988 when Jay Fazende, who went on to star at Fordham, led the Cavaliers to the title. It is the eighth title all-time for the Cavaliers in the 63-year history of the event.
Troy Nisby led the Cavaliers with 19 points, including 17 in the second half, to go with 12 rebounds, while Derrick Munson added 17 points. Kai Morgan led the Patriots with a game-high 26 points and Dawson Crosby added 23. Chalmette, which was led by tournament MVP Mitchell Robinson, cruised to a 95-58 victory over defending champion St. Paul’s in the third-place game. Nisby, Munson, Crosby and Morgan joined Robinson on the all-tournament team.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 27 national champions, 88 Hall of Fame players, 47 Hall of Fame coaches and 17 Heisman Trophy winners in its 83-year history. The 84th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will double as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, will be played on January 1, 2018. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.3 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors over 90,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade.