St. Aug and Holy Cross to Meet in Finals of Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Tourney


St. Aug and Holy Cross to Meet in Finals of Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Tourney park

Host Holy Cross and defending champion St. Augustine will meet in the finals of the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Purple Knights topped East St. John, 58-48, in one semifinal, while the Tigers needed overtime to hold off Newman, 58-57. This year marks the 58th year of the tournament.

Holy Cross had to come from behind to advance as the Tigers trailed by 15 points in the fourth quarter before scrambling to force overtime. Greg White-Pittman, who led the Tigers with 15 points, knocked down a key three-pointer late, while Joel Pichon's steal and layup knotted the game to force overtime. In the overtime session, the Tigers took the lead late and Jordan Brooker's steal in the final seconds preserved the victory. Newman was led by Duke Douglas' 22 points and 13 rebounds.

In the early semifinal game, St. Aug held a two-point lead after three quarters and then Sydie London scored all 10 points in a 10-1 Purple Knight rally to put the game away. London finished with 19 points while Craig Victor tallied 18 points and six blocks.  East St. John was led by Elex Carter, who collected 10 points and 12 boards.

Saturday's action features consolation round action in the morning at De La Salle and Holy Cross, followed by the 7:30 p.m. title game at Holy Cross.

Friday, Dec. 2 Results
St. Augustine 58, East St. John 48 (at Holy Cross)
Holy Cross 58, Newman 57 (OT) (at Holy Cross)

Saturday, Dec. 3 Schedule
St. Augustine vs. Holy Cross – Championship Game (at Holy Cross), 7:30 p.m.
Northshore vs. Bonnabel (at De La Salle), 10 a.m.
Karr vs. Jesuit (at De La Salle), 11:30 a.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Brother Martin (at Holy Cross), 10 a.m.
Shaw vs. Rummel (at Holy Cross), 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1 Results
St. Augustine 69, Brother Martin 45 (at Brother Martin)
Newman 63, Rummel 39 (at Jesuit)
Holy Cross 55, East St. John 51 (at Holy Cross)
Northshore 68, Karr 61 (at Brother Martin)
Bonnabel 60, Jesuit 57 (At Jesuit)
St. Thomas Aquinas 48, Shaw 36 (at Holy Cross)

Wednesday, Nov. 30 Opening Round Results
St. Augustine 53, Edna Karr 36 (at Brother Martin)
Brother Martin 76, Northshore 66 (at Brother Martin)
Rummel 48, Bonnabel 46 (at Jesuit)
Newman 45, Jesuit 36 (at Jesuit)
East St. John 50, St. Thomas Aquinas 41 (at Holy Cross)
Holy Cross 52, Shaw 44 (at Holy Cross)