CYO title to St. Paul’s

By Ron Brocato, Sports

Led by Most Valuable Player award recipient Devonte Allen (24), St. Paul’s won its second Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Classic championship on Dec. 2 by virtue of a 46-44 victory over defending CYO champion De La Salle.

Allen became the fourth player to be awarded MVP honors multiple times. He won the award in 2015 as a sophomore. He joins Bobby Delpit of St. Aloysius (1950-51), Brandon Spann of Jesuit (1997-98), and Craig Victor of St. Augustine (2010-11).

Allen scored 23 points in the championship game played at Jesuit. He was joined on the all-tournament team by his St. Paul’s teammate Parker Edwards; Abiram Frye and Jalen Henry of De La Salle; Glenn Grover Jr. of Hahnville; and Kolby Warren of Slidell. Edwards scored 13 points in the title game and Frye 13.

 

St. Paul’s defeated St. Stanislaus, 54-46; Fontainebleau, 53-39; and Slidell, 64-54, in the semifinal round game. De La Salle earned a trip to the championship game by defeating Archbishop Shaw, 74-44; Grace King, 69-64; and Hahnville, 64-48.

 

 

In consolation games, Jesuit defeated Fontainebleau, 61-29; Archbishop Rummel beat St. Martin’s, 60-35; East St. John topped King, 69-64; Brother Martin edged Holy Cross, 67-66; and John Curtis won over Archbishop Shaw, 60-52.

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