Forty-six Teams to Compete in Boys and Girls Hoop Action

Sports NOLA – The Allstate Sugar Bowl’s sixth annual National Prep Basketball Classic will tip off with the opening games of the boys’ bracket on Wednesday, January 6 at the Alario Center in Westwego, La. There will be two brackets for girls with both beginning play on Thursday, January 7.

The boys’ event features four Louisiana state champions from last year – Scotlandville (Class 5A), Landry-Walker (Class 4A), University (Class 3A) and Riverside (Class 2A), as well as Westbury Christian, who was last year’s Class 4A state champ in Texas. In addition, Salmen (Class 4A) and Lafayette Christian (Class 1A) were state runner-ups last year. Tift County is the top-ranked team in the state of Georgia currently.

The girls’ bracket features a pair of state champions, Warren Easton (Class 4A) and University Lab (Class 3A) as well as two state runners-up, Salmen (Class 4A) and Sumner (Class 3A) and four semifinalists, Destrehan (Class 5A), Cabrini (Class 4A), Karr (Class 4A) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Class 2A).

Boys’ teams scheduled to compete are:

  • Chalmette (Chalmette)
  • Country Day (Metairie) – Class 1A state semifinalist, ranked No. 24 nationally
  • Edna Karr (New Orleans) – Class 4A state quarterfinalist
  • Lafayette Christian (Lafayette) – Class 1A state runner-up, ranked No. 18 nationally
  • Landry-Walker (New Orleans) – Class 4A state champion
  • Richwood (Monroe)
  • Riverside (Reserve) – Class 2A state champion
  • Tift County (Tifton, Ga.) – Georgia Class 6A state champion, ranked No. 12 nationally
  • St. Thomas More (Lafayette)
  • Salmen (Slidell) – Class 4A state runner-up
  • Scotlandville (Baton Rouge) – Class 5A state champion, ranked No. 15 nationally
  • University High (Baton Rouge) – Class 3A state champion, ranked No. 35 nationally
  • West Jefferson (Harvey) – Class 5A state quarterfinalist
  • Westbury Christian (Houston) – Texas TAPPS 4A state champion

Girls’ Platinum Bracket:

  • Cabrini (New Orleans) – Class 4A state semifinalist
  • Destrehan (Destrehan) – Class 5A state champion
  • Edna Karr (New Orleans) – Class 4A state semifinalist
  • Fair Park (Shreveport) – Class 4A state quarterfinalist
  • John Curtis Christian (River Ridge)
  • Madison Prep (Baton Rouge) – Class 1A state quarterfinalist
  • Mount Carmel (New Orleans) – Class 5A state quarterfinalist
  • Natchitoches Central (Natchitoches) – Class 5A state quarterfinalist
  • Ouachita (Monroe)
  • Pineville (Pineville) – Class 5A state quarterfinalist
  • Richwood (Monroe)
  • St. Michael’s (Baton Rouge) – Class 4A state quarterfinalist
  • St. Thomas Aquinas (Hammond) – Class 2A state semifinalist
  • Salmen (Slidell) – Class 4A state runner-up
  • University Lab (Baton Rouge) – Class 3A state champion
  • Warren Easton (New Orleans) – Class 4A state champion

Girls’ Gold Bracket:

  • Belle Chasse (Belle Chasse)
  • Chapelle (Metairie)
  • Covington (Covington) – Class 5A state quarterfinalist
  • De La Salle (New Orleans)
  • Dominican (New Orleans)
  • Hahnville (Hahnville)
  • Hannan (Covington)
  • Helen Cox (Harvey)
  • Jewel Sumner (Kentwood) – Class 3A state runner-up
  • Riverside (Reserve) – Class 2A state quarterfinalist
  • Sacred Heart (New Orleans)
  • Slidell (Slidell)
  • Terrebonne (Houma)
  • Ursuline (New Orleans)
  • West St. John (Edgard) – Class 1A state quarterfinalist
  • Woodlawn (Baton Rouge)

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