Bishop Loughlin holds off Dunham for Sugar Bowl National Bracket title
WESTWEGO – As one of the top teams in New York and perhaps as one of the better teams in the country, Bishop Loughlin, NY was the favorite coming into the Boys National Bracket of the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic.
The Lions lived up to expectations, defeating defending Louisiana Division III state champion Dunham 67-58 in the championship game Saturday night at the Alario Center.
Highly recruited brothers Justin and Julian Champagnie were too tough to handle for the Tigers. Justin scored 23 points and pulled down six rebounds while Julian had 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks and earned Most Valuable Player honors for the tournament.
Bishop Loughlin started the game on fire, scoring the first 11 points before Dunham scored the next eight points but the Lions closed the quarter on an 8-2 run to take a 19-10 lead. Julian Champagnie had nine points for the Lions.
The Lions stretch the lead to 31-15 before Dunham closed the half on a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 31-21 by halftime. Julian Champagnie had 12 points in the half for Bishop Loughlin while Jordan Wright scored eight points for the Tigers.
Bishop Loughlin went on a 9-0 run in the third quarter to open up a 43-30 lead before the Tigers closed to within 43-34 by the end of the third quarter as Justin Champagnie scored 11 points in the quarter.
Dunham made a run, scoring the first eight points of the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 43-42 and got within a point at 47-46 before Bishop Loughlin pulled away for the victory.
Jordan Wright scored 22 points to lead the Tigers (15-3) while Carlos Stewart had 13 points and Desean Woods finished with 10 points.
The Lions (11-0) remained unbeaten with the win.
Bishop Loughlin, NY 19 12 12 24 67
Dunham 10 11 13 23 58
Bishop Loughlin, NY
Justin Champagnie 23, Julian Champagnie 16, Tyshawn High 10, Jaheim Young 10, Taj Chiles 7, Maurice Doby 1
Jordan Wright 22, Carlos Stewart 13, Desean Woods 10, Salle Wilson 8, Ralph Davenport 5
Bishop Loughlin, NY 41, Dunham 20
Bishop Loughlin, NY 23, Dunham 23
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