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Allstate Sugar Bowl to Sponsor CYO High School Basketball Tournament Again in 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

For the fifth straight year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl will sponsor the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. The 2012 event will run from Nov. 28-Dec. 1 and will be played at five local high schools: Brother Martin, Hannan, Holy Cross, Jesuit and Rummel. This year marks the 59th year of the tournament.

Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament Bracket

This year's tournament field has expanded to 16 teams: East St. John, Wright, Shaw, Brother Martin, Karr, St. Augustine, Northshore, Jesuit, Bonnabel, St. Thomas Aquinas, Newman, Rummel, Holy Cross, St. Charles, St. Paul and Hannan. The semifinals will be played on Friday at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Brother Martin with the Championship tipping off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, at Holy Cross.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 Opening Round Match-Ups
East St. John vs. Wright, 6 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
Shaw vs. Brother Martin, 7:30 p.m. (at Brother Martin)
Karr vs. St. Augustine, 6 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Northshore vs. Jesuit, 7:30 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Bonnabel vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 6 p.m. (at Rummel)
Newman at Rummel, 7:30 p.m. (at Rummell)
Holy Cross vs. St. Charles, 6 p.m. (at Holy Cross)
St. Paul vs. Hannan, 7:30 p.m. (at Holy Cross)

"The Allstate Sugar Bowl is proud to play a role in this long-standing New Orleans tradition," said Sugar Bowl President Jack Laborde. "The CYO Tournament has historically showcased the best teams, coaches and players in the New Orleans area and the games have ranked among the most competitive and exciting of any given year.  We're looking forward to more of the same next week."

Last year, St. Augustine High School defeated Holy Cross High School, 76-52, to earn its second straight title in the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament. Craig Victor, a 6-7 sophomore forward for the Purple Knights, earned Most Valuable Player honors for the second year in a row. In the 58-year history of the tournament, he is just the fifth player to earn MVP honors more than once. It is the 10th title in the event for St. Aug. Joining Victor on the All-Tournament team were Joseph Williams (East St. John), Sam Kohnke (Newman), Greg White-Pittman (Holy Cross), Wesley Pinera (Holy Cross) and Deion Taylor (St. Augustine).