Sophie B. Wright wins own tournament
The host team was the best team.
Sophie B. Wright won its inaugural Tournament of Champions Saturday evening, handling Crescent City Christian 84-67 in the title game.
The Pioneers jumped out to the early lead, taking a 21-18 edge into the second quarter and held on for a 37-34 lead by halftime. While the first half belonged to Crescent City Christian, the second half belonged to the home team.
Sophie B. Wright outscored the Pioneers 11-4 in the third quarter to take a 45-41 lead into the final quarter.
That is when the Warriors took over, routing the Pios 39-26 in the final frame to pull away for the victory.
Now 6-0, the Warriors return to action against a familiar opponent, hosting Crescent City Christian Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Pioneers fell to 7-5 with the loss.
Tournament of Champions Results from Sophie B. Wright
Sophie B. Wright 84, Crescent City Christian 67 (championship game)
Madison Prep 69, East Ascension 51 (third place game)
St. Thomas More 76, Riverside Academy 66 (fifth place game)
M.L. King Charter 60, Country Day 52 (seventh place game)
Cy-Fair (TX) 62, Thurgood Marshall (TX) (ninth place game)
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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE Owner and CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Football Foundation, College…