First Round Action Complete at CYO Basketball Tourney park
Two-time defending champion St. Augustine High School needed double overtime to upend Edna Karr and advance in the opening round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament on Wednesday evening. Other first round winners were East St. John, Brother Martin, Jesuit, St. Thomas Aquinas, Newman, Holy Cross and St. Paul. Second round action resumes this evening at Brother Martin, Jesuit, Rummel and Hannan. This year marks the 59th year of the tournament and the fifth year that it has been sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The semifinals will be played on Friday at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Brother Martin with the Championship tipping off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Holy Cross.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 Opening Round Results
East St. John 80, Wright 38 (at Brother Martin) – NOLA.com story
Brother Martin 71, Shaw 47 (at Brother Martin) – NOLA.com story
St. Augustine 64, Karr 62, 2OT (at Jesuit) – NOLA.com story
Jesuit 70, Northshore 57 (at Jesuit) – NOLA.com story
St. Thomas Aquinas 47, Bonnabel 44 (at Rummel) – NOLA.com story
Newman 53, Rummel 39 (at Rummell) – NOLA.com story
Holy Cross 51, St. Charles 28 (at Holy Cross) – NOLA.com story
St. Paul 80, Hannan 32 (at Holy Cross) – NOLA.com story
Thursday, Nov. 29 Quarterfinal Schedule
East St. John vs. Brother Martin, 7:30 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
St. Augustine vs. Jesuit, 7:30 p.m. (at Jesuit)
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Newman, 7:30 p.m. (at Rummell)
Holy Cross vs. St. Paul, 7:30 p.m. (at Holy Cross)
Thursday, Nov. 29 Consolation Schedule
Shaw vs. Wright, 6 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
Karr vs. Northshore, 6 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Bonnabel vs. Rummel, 6 p.m. (at Rummel)
St. Charles vs. Hannan, 6 p.m. (at Holy Cross)
In the St. Augustine game, point guard Ulysses Jones was the hero as he converted a three-point play with 11 seconds remaining in the second overtime period for the win. Big man Bryce Washington led the Purple Knights with 18 points, while Karr was led by its lone senior, who scored 18 points, including the game-tying putback in regulation. St. Aug was playing without blue chip forward Craig Victor, who sat out with flu-like symptoms.
Last year, St. Augustine defeated Holy Cross, 76-52, to earn its second straight title in the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. Craig Victor, a 6-7 sophomore forward for the Purple Knights, earned Most Valuable Player honors for the second year in a row. In the 58-year history of the tournament, he is just the fifth player to earn MVP honors more than once. It is the 10th title in the event for St. Aug. Joining Victor on the All-Tournament team were Joseph Williams (East St. John), Sam Kohnke (Newman), Greg White-Pittman (Holy Cross), Wesley Pinera (Holy Cross) and Deion Taylor (St. Augustine).