St. Paul’s Captures Its First Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Championship

NEW ORLEANS (December 5, 2015) – Devonte Allen capped off an MVP performance by knocking down the game-winning shot (pictured right, by Wally Porter) to lift St. Paul’s to a 81-79 victory over De La Salle to lift his school to its first-ever championship in the 62nd year of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening at Jesuit High School.

Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Brackets 2015

The Wolves defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 79-59 in the opening round, then upended East St. John, 77-60 in the quarterfinals. They stopped Chalmette, 72-63, in the semifinals to advance to the championship game.

In addition to Allen being named MVP, St. Paul’s collected all-tournament honors for Harrison Prieto and Parker Edwards. De La Salle was represented on the all-tourney team by Stephen Kelly and David Williams. Also earning all-tourney honors were Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette) and Devante Jones (St. Augustine).

All-Tournament Team
Devonte Allen, St. Paul’s (MVP)
Harrison Prieto, St. Paul’s
Parker Edwards, St. Paul’s
Stephen Kelly, De La Salle
David Williams, De La Salle
Mitchell Robinson, Chalmette
Devante Jones, St. Augustine

Saturday, December 5 Championship
St. Paul’s 81, De La Salle 79

Final Standings
First place: St. Paul’s
Second place: De La Salle
Third place (tie): St. Augustine and Chalmette
Fifth place (tie): Brother Martin and East St. John
Seventh place (tie): Jesuit and Rummel
Ninth place (tie): Curtis and Franklin
11th place (tie): Newman and Holy Cross
13th place (tie): Lake Area and St. Thomas Aquinas
15th place (tie): Shaw and Higgins

Saturday, December 5 Consolation Bracket Results
East St. John def. Rummel, 55-45
Brother Martin def. Jesuit, 57-52
Lake Area def. Shaw vs. 58-47
John Curtis def. Newman, 70-58
Higgins vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, Did not Play

Friday, December 4 Semifinal Results
De La Salle def. St. Augustine, 73-57
St. Paul’s def. Chalmette, 72-63

Thursday, December 3 Quarterfinal Results
St. Augustine def. Brother Martin, 68-47
De La Salle def. Jesuit, 83-45
Chalmette def. Rummel, 64-49
St. Paul’s def. East St. John, 77-60

Thursday, December 3 Consolation Bracket Results
Newman def. Shaw, 61-36
Curtis def. Lake Area, 84-48
Ben Franklin def. Higgins, 51-48
Holy Cross def. St. Thomas Aquinas, 57-52

Wednesday, December 2 Opening Round Results
St. Augustine def. Newman, 50-34
Brother Martin def. Shaw, 74-39
De La Salle def. Curtis, 53-49
Jesuit def. Lake Area, 70-55
Rummel def. Ben Franklin, 52-42
Chalmette def. Higgins, 57-27
East St. John def. Holy Cross, 66-35
St. Paul’s def. St. Thomas Aquinas, 79-59

Last year’s CYO Tournament saw East St. John defeat Brother Martin on the road, 52-44, to earn its first-ever title in the event. The Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament was Tre’von Jasmine from East St. John. Joining Jasmine on the all-tourney team were Richard Durant (John Curtis), Charles Brown (St. Augustine), Rob Weiss (Jesuit), Vajon Wallis (Brother Martin) and Troy Green (East St. John).