St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, home to the seven-time State Champion Purple Knights Basketball team, is hosting a basketball tournament. The Purple Knights will host the Purple Knight Basketball Classic December 26 – 29, at the St. Augustine High School, Watson Jones Memorial Gym.
The Purple Knight Classic will feature 15 New Orleans area teams. The field includes Alfred Bonnabel High School, Chalmette High School, McDonogh 35 High School, Benjamin Franklin High School, West Jefferson High School, Thibodaux High School, East St John High School, Eleanor McMain High School, John F. Kennedy High School at Lake Area, KIPP Renaissance High School, New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School, Slidell High, Edna Karr High School, East Ascension High School, and St. Augustine High School.
Last year the Purple Knights took home the Catholic League title.
The Purple Knight Classic ticket prices are $10 per person.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Game One: Alfred Bonnabel High School (Bye)
Game Two: 11:30 a.m. Chalmette High School vs. Sci – High: New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School
Game Three: 1 p.m. McDonogh 35 vs. Benjamin Franklin High School
Game Four: 2:30 p.m. East St John High School vs. Slidell High
Game Five: 4 p.m. West Jefferson High School vs. Thibodaux High School
Game Six: 5:30 p.m. McMain High School vs. Kennedy at Lake Area
Game Seven: 7 p.m. St. Augustine High School vs. KIPP Renaissance High School
Game Eight: 8:30 p.m. Edna Karr High School vs. East Ascension High School
Thursday, December 27, 2018
*The remaining PURPLE KNIGHT CLASSIC – Thursday, December 27- games will move to McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School. 4000 Cadillac St. New Orleans, LA 70122.
1:00 p.m. Ben Franklin vs. East St. John
2:30 p.m. West Jefferson vs. Edna Karr High School
4:00 p.m. East Ascension vs. Thibodaux High School
5:30 p.m. Chalmette High School vs. Eleanor McMain Secondary School
7:00 p.m. St. Augustine vs. McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School
8:30 p.m. Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School vs. Slidell High School
Friday, December 28, 2018
Games return to St. Augustine High School, Watson Jones Memorial Gym.
1 p.m. Chalmette vs. McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School
2:30 p.m. East Ascension vs. Slidell High School
4 p.m. Kennedy at Lake Area vs. West Jefferson
5:30 p.m. East St. John vs. KIPP Renaissance High School
7 p.m. St. Augustine vs. Eleanor McMain Secondary School
8:30 p.m. Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School vs. Thibodaux High School
Saturday, December 29, 2018
2:30 p.m. East Ascension vs. Chalmette
St. Aug will take on Thibodaux in the Purple Knight Classic Championship Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Augustine. McMain will play in the third-place game against Bonnabel at 4 p.m.