Semifinals Set For Sugar Bowl CYO Hoops Tourney


Semifinals Set For Sugar Bowl CYO Hoops Tourney park

After day two of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament wrapped up on Thursday evening, the semifinalists are now set for Friday evening's games at Jesuit High School. Brother Martin will play Hahnville in the first semifinal at 6 p.m., followed by East St. John against East Jefferson at 7:30 p.m.

In one quarterfinal, Brother Martin defeated the tournament's defending champion, Newman, 64-42, as Jordan Cornish, the top-rated player in New Orleans tallied 21 points. Hahnville advanced with a 60-55 victory over St. Paul's as Juwan Green and Todge Scott combined for 30 points.

On the other side of the bracket, East Jefferson, the top-ranked team in the metro area, handed Jesuit its first loss of the season as senior star Shaquille Preston poured in 30 points, including 11 in the third quarter to break open a tight game. East Jeff's semifinal foe, East St. John, advanced with a 64-48 win over Country Day, 64-48.

Friday's Semifinal Match-Ups
Brother Martin vs. Hahnville, 6 p.m. (at Jesuit)
East Jefferson vs. East St. John, 7:30 p.m. (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) – Recap

Hahnville 60, St. Paul's 55 (at Hannan)
East Jefferson 53, Jesuit, 39 (at Jesuit) – 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).