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Brother Ralph, S.C.
Brother Ralph, S.C.

Brother Ralph, S.C., coached the St. Aloysius JV basketball team for nine years before taking over the varsity squad in 1939-40 when Danny Lyons left the faculty.

  • The Crusaders responded by winning the school's first state championship.
  • C Herb Jefferson and G Sammy Trombatore, both juniors, made the All-State team.

All State Cagers 1941

The state champs were rewarded with a trip to Chicago to play in the National Catholic High School Championship tournament at Loyola University.

  • The Crusaders had participated in the twenty-year-old tournament twice before, 1937 and 1938. In both cases, they won the first game but lost the second. Unfortunately, that same pattern prevailed again in 1940.
  • SA's first opponent was Regis High School from Denver. The Crimson five won easily, 59-31, setting a new high-scoring record for the tournament.
  • In the next game, the Crusaders bowed in a heartbreaker to Power Memorial from New York City, 37-34. Behind 31-20 entering Q4, the Saints staged a valiant rally "but the final whistle blew before any additional points could be scored."
Fourth Time Is for District

Gabe Williams

 

A year after finishing a perfect 36-0, Brother Martin's second roundball squad had to beat the Rummel Raiders in a playoff to defend their district championship.

  • Despite losing to the Crusaders in their own gym 49-46, Rummel won the first round because of Martin losses to De La Salle and Holy Cross.
  • Andy Russo's cagers won the first seven games of the second round, including a 77-55 rout of the Raiders.
  • However, they stumbled against St. Augustine 69-64. Fortunately, the Purple Knights had two losses so that the Saders still captured the second round.

The two round champs met for the title on the raised court at Loyola Field House. Counting a 59-56 victory in the finals of the Newman Tournament, the Saders had to defeat the Raiders for the fourth time in the 1970-1 season.

  • BM built a nine-point lead by halftime.
  • Rummel showed signs of life in Q3 before the versatile Martin attack regained control to win 70-53.
  • Senior C Gabe Williams led the point parade with 20 while junior G Charlie Furlan threw in 18.

The 24-6 Crusaders defeated West Jefferson, Landry, McKinley, and Woodlawn (Shreveport) in the playoffs to defend their state title.

Charlie Furlan
Charlie Furlan
Top 28 Records Involving Crusaders
Ron Enclade, 1971
Ron Enclade, 1971

Class 5A Records

  • Most Points One Quarter: 33 by Brother Martin vs. Airline 2005
  • Fewest Points One Quarter: 5 by Brother Martin vs. St. Augustine 2004
  • FT Attempted: 19 by Martin Zeno of Sulphur vs. Brother Martin 2004
  • FT Made: 16 by Martin Zeno of Sulphur vs. Brother Martin 2004

Class 4A Records

  • Most Rebounds: 54 by Brother Martin vs. McKinley 1971

Class 3A Records

  • Fewest Points Two Teams: 73 by St. Aloysius (35) and De La Salle (38) 1962
  • Fewest Points in One Half: 11 by St. Aloysius vs Baton Rouge 1962
Van Quigley, St. Aloysius 1962
Van Quigley, 1962
Top 28 All-Tournament Team Members
O. J. Lacour
O. J. Lacour
D. J. Augustin and Corey Bloom
D. J. Augustin, Corey Bloom

The LHSAA began its Top 28 Tournament in 1961. Eight Crusaders have earned spots on the All-Tournament Team.

St. Aloysius

  • 1962: O. J. Lacour
  • 1969: Bill Roniger
Rick Robey
Rick Robey

Brother Martin

  • 1970: Gabe Williams
  • 1971: Charlie Furlan
  • 1973: Rick Robey
  • 1974: Rick Robey - Outstanding Player
  • 2003: D. J. Augustin
  • 2004: D. J. Augustin - 5A MVP
  • 2005: D. J. Augustin - Outstanding Player, 5A MVP
  • 2005: Corey Bloom
  • 2010: Patrick Swilling, 5A MVP
Gabe Williams
Prep Scoring Leaders
Rene Galatoire 1938
Rene Galatoire
Steve Marcev 1940
Steve Marcev

St. Aloysius Crusaders led the New Orleans Prep League in scoring seven times from 1930-1956.

* = New record
Year
Player
Points
1938
Rene Galatoire
102
1940
Steve Marcev
116
1946
Nick Revon
180
1947
Nick Revon
� 269*
1948
Nick Revon
234
1950
Dick Brennan
225
1951
Dick Brennan
� 300*

Points are for league games only. In 1956, the league started counting all games for the scoring championship.

Nick Revon 1947
Nick Revon
Dick Brennan 1951
Dick Brennan
St. Aloysius Top 28 Results
Billy Deris and Gerry Brewer, 1961
Billy Deris and Gerry Brewer, 1961
Boyd Schellhaas, 1966
Boyd Schellhaas, 1966
  • 1961 at Shreveport
    • LaGrange 56
      St. Aloysius
      50
  • 1962 at Shreveport
    • St. Aloysius 55
      Baton Rouge 52
    • De La Salle 38
      St. Aloysius 35
  • 1966 at Shreveport
    • Lafayette 54
      St. Aloysius 52
  • 1968 at Alexandria
    • Baton Rouge 75
      St. Aloysius 69
  • 1969 at Alexandria
    • St. Aloysius 73
      LaGrange 61
    • Woodlawn 64
      St. Aloysius 59
Mike Malinowski, 1968
1968
Butch Fourroux, 1969
Butch Fourroux vs LaGrange, 1969
State Champs Five of Seven Years

This article appeared in a 1974 issue of Century II. The '49 team was part of an incredible seven-year run that produced the following results:

  • 1947: Prep co-champs; state champions
  • 1948: Prep champs; lost in state semifinals
  • 1949: Undefeated city/state champs
  • 1950: Prep champs; lost to Bob Pettit and Baton Rouge in state finals
  • 1951: Prep and state champs
  • 1952: Prep and state champs
  • 1953: Prep and state champs (M. L. Lagarde coach)
Brother Martin Top 28 Results
Donald Newman 1974
Donald Newman 1974
Adam Kraus Basketball 2003
Adam Kraus 2003
  • 1970 at Alexandria
    • Brother Martin 76 Bastrop 67
    • Brother Martin 72 Captain Shreve 56 (OT)
  • 1971 at Alexandria
    • Brother Martin 65 McKinley 49
    • Brother Martin 65 Woodlawn 62
  • 1973 at Alexandria
    • Bastrop 54 Brother Martin 52
  • 1974 at Alexandria
    • Brother Martin 63 Captain Shreve 56
    • Brother Martin 67 Holy Cross 56
  • 1983 at Baton Rouge
    • Neville 72 Brother Martin 68
  • 2003 at Lafayette
    • Brother Martin 65 Denham Springs 60
    • Woodlawn (BR) 80 St. Aloysius 63
  • 2004 at Lafayette
    • Brother Martin 57 Sulphur 56
    • Brother Martin 48 St. Augustine 47
  • 2005 at Lafayette
    • Brother Martin 86 Airline 71
    • Brother Martin 86 Thibodaux 70
  • 2009 at Lafayette
    • Brother Martin 68 Hammond 66
    • Brother Martin 55 Scotlandville 54
  • 2010 at Lafayette
    • St. Augustine 62 Brother Martin 54
  • 2011 at Hammond
    • Scotlandville 65 Brother Martin 49
Tim Stemley 1983
Tim Stemley 1983
Patrick Swilling 2010
Patrick Swilling 2010
Wrong Way Goal
"Dutch" Luthringshausen

Danny Lyons, fresh out of Loyola, took over as St. Aloysius basketball coach for the 1939-40 season. Brother Ralph, S.C., served as JV coach.

  • The Crusaders began the season with victories over New Orleans Athletic Club 39-37, Alumni 44-25, and Kingsley House 51-44.
  • Aloysius played the first official game of the season on December 12 against Fortier as the opener of a doubleheader at the Municipal Auditorium. Oregon played the Bogalusa Gaylords (an AAU team representing the Gaylord Container Company) in the nightcap.

SA defeated the Tarpons 30-11 in a game that had an amusing play.

  • The Crusaders led 16-4 at the end of Q1 and 24-6 at the half.
  • "Dutch" Luthringshausen led with 16 points while C Steve "Ghost" Marcev added 12.
  • Junior Paul "Red" Pizzo helped the Fortier cause with a bonehead play. According to The Aloysian, Pizzo "pulled a 'Corrigan' and dribbled furiously down the court to shoot at the opponents' goal; he missed, but the Tarps followed up for a score."
  • "Corrigan" referred to aviator Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan who, in 1938, flew from New York to Ireland when his flight plan called for him to return to Long Beach CA.

P.S. Oregon defeated the Gaylords in the second game 53-45 to start a two-week nine-game trip that took the Ducks to the East Coast and Midwest.

Paul Pizzo
CYOTournament Champions
Paul Zinser
Paul ZinserBobby Weber
Bobby Weber

D. J. Augustine
D. J. Augustine
CYO Tournament Championships 1950-2011

St. Aloysius

        • 1950 - Coach Johnny Altobello
        • 1951 - Coach Johnny Altobello
        • 1952 - Coach M. L. Lagarde
        • 1957 - Coach Ernie Smith
        • 1960 - Coach Ernie Smith
        • 1961 - Coach Ernie Smith

Brother Martin

        • 1985 - Coach Milton Rohm
        • 2004 - Coach John Lavie
CYO Tournament Most Valuable Players

St. Aloysius

        • 1950 - Bobby Delpit
        • 1951 - Bobby Delpit
        • 1952 - Paul Zinser
        • 1956 - Bobby Weber
        • 1957 - Gasper Cardinale
        • 1960 - Henry Arceneaux

Brother Martin

        • 1985 - Darwin Alexander
        • 2002 - D. J. Augustine
        • 2004 - D. J. Augustine

Basketball Squad 1960-1
1960-61 St. Aloysius Crusaders

Bobby Delpit
Bobby Delpit

Gasper Cardinale
Gasper Cardinale

Darwyn Alexander
Darwyn Alexander

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