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April 2 – 3rd Weekend Tournament Recap

NOVA Cavs 17U-Sawitzky Team Photo at Mary Washington University after winning the Silver Championship at Mid-Atlantic Showcase this weekend


Fredericksburg, VA / Hyattsville, MD –  Seven of the NOVA Cavalier teams were in action in the opening weekend of 2016 AAU season.

12U, 13U, 14U, 15U-Frate, 16U and 17U-Sawitzky Cavaliers were down at Fredericksburg in the Mid-Atlantic Showcase presented by Big Time Hoops.  12U Sullender team finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, with victories over Falmouth Tide and Culpeper Blue Thunder.  13U Boltersdorf also made their NOVA Cavs debut and complete the weekend with 1-2 record.  They snatched the first win of the season with a convincing victory over Foundation Academy on Sunday.  Congratulation goes out to Coach Boltersdorf and his team!!

Both the 14U and 15U-Frate Cavs lost in the tournament final and finished as the runner-up.  It was a strong outing for both ball clubs, while the 16U Cavs team lost a nail biter on Sunday and went 1-2 on the weekend.  The best performances goes out to both the 17U NOVA Cavaliers teams, as Coach Sawitzky’s 17U squad went 3-1  and won the Silver Bracket Championship.  Tuscarora’s Tique Yarbrough and Marshall’s Jordan James had two monstrous dunks in the tournament final, which help the Cavs defeat Loudoun Force Xtreme.

17U Corish - MD Fast Break Shootout

17U Corish Cavs start the season on a positive note by winning three straight games in the MD Flames Fast Break Shootout in Hyattsville, MD.  West Potomac’s Khalil Williams-Diggins paced the Cavs with 15 pts in the first game, while Madison’s Johnny Corish had 14 in the tournament finale.  Newest addition also from West Potomac – Idaresit Ekpuk put on a highlight with a serious put-back dunk on Sunday.  The Cavs will look to carry this momentum into the April college live period in two weeks.

Next weekend, three of the NOVA Cavaliers organization will participate in the BRYC Tar Heels Open Classic.  Look for the schedule to be publish by Wednesday.

Go Cavs!


Game Results for the weekend:

12U Sullender

16-41 Loss to South County Steelers

25-23 Win over Falmouth Tide

56-40 Win over Culpeper Blue Thunder

13U Boltersdorf

37-60 Loss to Culpeper Blue Thunder

28-45 Loss to Higher Level

Score Unknown – Win over Foundation Academy

14U Lin

38-39 Loss to Culpeper Heat

40-28 Win over WBC Jayhawks

49-7 Win over Foundation Academy

55-46 Win over NOVA 94ft (Semifinal)

36-39 Loss to High Level (Final)

15U Frate

71-65 Win over Team Hatchett

62-51 Win over Phoenix Prep

47-49 Loss to Chantilly Elite

61-58 Win over Gainesville Elite (Semifinal)

43-46 Loss to VA Havoc (Final)

16U Gray-Mendes

43-38 Win over Fredericksburg Heat

44-53 Loss to CTAB Elite A

37-38 Loss to Falmouth Tide

17U Sawitzky

46-51 Loss to Fredericksburg Heat

55-46 Win over Diamonds N The Rough

67-58 Win over Phoenix Prep (Semifinal)

60-33 Win over Loudoun Force Xtreme (Final)

17U Corish

57-38 Win over South River Shooter

75-23 Win over Delmarva Defenders

71-49 Win over R&A Warriors