St. Augustine, Lee Magnet to meet for Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Championship
St. Augustine and Lee to Meet for Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Championship
NEW ORLEANS – St. Augustine and Lee Magnet will play on Saturday afternoon (3 p.m., Jesuit High School) for the championship of the 65th edition of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament.
In the first semifinal on Friday, St. Aug pulled away from Central Lafourche, 48-37. The Trojans were holding onto a 20-17 lead at halftime but the Purple Knights took charge in the third quarter, outscoring their foes 17-3 for a 34-23 advantage. St. Aug matched Central Lafourche in the fourth to earn the win as Jaron Pierre paced the winners with 15 points. The Purple Knights will be looking for their 11th CYO Tournament title, and their first since winning back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011, on Saturday.
Lee Magnet also took advantage of a big third quarter to advance to the championship game. The Lee Patriots held a 25-20 halftime advantage, but a 25-point third stanza gave them a 50-33 advantage over the Curtis Patriots as they advanced with a 60-46 victory. Lee, which was led by 16 points from Zavier Sims, advances to its first CYO Tournament final. Jacob Wilson added 11 points for Lee while Curtis was led by 13 points from Darius Rocket.
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Championship, Saturday, December 7
St. Augustine vs. Lee Magnet, 3 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Consolation Games, Saturday, December 7
Long Beach vs. Lusher, 10 a.m. (at Jesuit)
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. St. Stanislaus, 10 a.m. (at CYO Gym, 2241 Mendez Street)
St. Paul’s vs. Shaw, 11:30 a.m. (at Jesuit)
Holy Cross vs. De La Salle, 11:30 a.m. (at CYO Gym, 2241 Mendez Street)
Jesuit vs. Northshore, 1 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Rummel vs. West Jefferson – cancelled
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Semifinals, Friday, December 6
St. Augustine def. Central Lafourche, 48-37
Lee Magnet def. John Curtis, 60-46
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Quarterfinals, Thursday, December 5
Central Lafourche (Jaheim Gray, 12 pts) def. St. Paul’s (Zachary Fenn, 7 pts), 47-29
St. Augustine (Degruy, 13 pts) def. Shaw (Isaiah Crawford, 13 pts), 62-40
Lee Magnet (David Weber, 18 pts) def. Holy Cross (Aaron Ursin, 18 pts), 64-55
De La Salle (Leonard Jackson, 19 pts) def. John Curtis (Buddy Taylor, 16 pts), 70-55
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Consolation Games, Thursday, December 5
Jesuit (Luke LaForge, 14 pts) def. Long Beach, 89-41
Northshore (James Bridges, 10 pts) def. Lusher (Bahiy Watson, 8 pts), 53-20
Rummel (Bradley Smith, 14 pts) def. St. Thomas Aquinas (Aviyon Butler, 7 pts), 50-24
West Jefferson (White/Cook, 11 pts) def. St. Stanislaus, 40-17
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament First Round Results, Wednesday, December 4
Central Lafourche (Alex Sanders, 15 pts) def. Jesuit (Christopher Gillen, 11 pts), 50-46
St. Paul’s (Ben Broussard, 12 pts) def. Long Beach (Antony Robinson, 13 pts), 78-42
St. Augustine (Ashton Trufant, 15 pts) def. Lusher (Ramirez, 7 pts), 71-17
Shaw (Corey Reed, 14 pts) def. Northshore (Fabian Hartley, 15 pts), 48-44
Lee Magnet (J. Wilson (13 pts) def. Rummel (Kade Rivera, 16 pts), 46-39
Holy Cross (Jeremy Lindsey, 15 pts) def. St. Thomas Aquinas (Aviyon Butler, 9 pts), 73-35
De La Salle (John Kelly, 20 pts) def. St. Stanislaus (Nour Tayara, 12 pts), 72-31
John Curtis (Buddy Taylor, 21 pts) def. West Jefferson (White, 11 pts), 58-46
Jesuit defeated Holy Cross, 64-54, to capture the championship of the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. It was the record 12th championship in the event for the Blue Jays, who last won in 2009. Jesuit was led by tournament MVP Elijah Morgan. The 5-11 senior guard scored 16 points to pace the Blue Jays in the championship – he averaged 17.5 points per game in the tournament.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 50 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 85-year history. The 86th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2020. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit www.AllstateSugarBowl.org.
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