The Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Tournament and the Sophie B. Wright Tournament of Champions tournaments are underway after multiple games tipped off Wednesday night.
Now in its 64th year, this year’s CYO Tournament will feature 16 different teams with six of the Catholic League’s seven squads being represented in the field (excluding Brother Martin). Four of the six picked up wins in the opening round with St. Augustine (6-1), Shaw (5-1), Holy Cross (4-2) and John Curtis (3-1) all advancing to the quarterfinals.
Jesuit (3-2) and previously undefeated Rummel (4-1) were both sent to the consolation bracket, which means this year’s tournament will have a new champion as the Blue Jays won the title last season. Quarterfinal games tip off tonight at Jesuit, Shaw, Holy Cross and De La Salle while the semifinals and championship will be played at Jesuit.
The SBW TOC also has multiple sites with games being played at Wright and Crescent City. Seven games were played in the 14-team tournament Wednesday evening and night with Carver (8-1), Crescent City (5-2), Booker T. Washington (2-4), Hahnville (6-1), Southern Lab (2-1) and Jehovah-Jireh (9-2) all advancing to the quarterfinals while Wright (2-2) moved into the semis with a win over Slidell (3-4).
The Warriors won the 4th installment of the tournament last season, but are now without the star trio of current college freshman Gregory Hammond (Rhode Island), Damiree Burns (Southern-BR) and Charlie Russell Jr. (Tulane).
Below are the results and brackets from the opening day of both tournaments:
Thursday’s Quarterfinal Schedule/CYO Tournament First Round Results:
Central Lafourche vs. St. Paul’s @ Jesuit, 7:30 p.m.
St. Augustine vs. Shaw @ Shaw, 7:30 p.m.
Lee vs. Holy Cross @ Holy Cross, 7:30 p.m.
De La Salle vs. John Curtis @ De La Salle, 7:30 p.m.
Semis @ 6:00 and 7 p.m. @ Jesuit on Friday
Championship @ 3 p.m. @ Jesuit on Saturday
Central Lafourche 50, Jesuit 46
St. Paul’s 78, Long Beach 42
St. Augustine 71, Lusher 17
Shaw 48, Northshore 44
Lee 46, Rummel 39
Holy Cross 73, St. Thomas Aquinas 35
De La Salle 72, St. Stanislaus (MS) 31
John Curtis 58, West Jefferson 46
Thursday’s Quarterfinal Schedule/SBW Tournament of Champions First Round Results:
Carver vs. Crescent City @ SBW, 8:30 p.m.
Booker T. Washington vs. Hahnville @ SBW, 4 p.m.
Southern Lab vs. Jehovah-Jireh @ SBW, 7 p.m.
Semis @ 7 and 8:30 p.m. @ SBW on Friday
Championship @ 3 p.m. @ SBW on Saturday
Carver 46, St. Thomas More 38
Crescent City 64, Port Allen 58
Booker T. Washington 62, Country Day 59
Hahnville 59, M.L. King, 36
Southern Lab 82, McDonogh 35 36
Jehovah-Jireh 71, Riverside 62
Sophie B. Wright 62, Slidell 58