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April 28th – 30th Weekend Tournament Recap

NOVA Cavs 15U-Lin winning the Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest Gold Bracket this past weekend at the David Lawrence Convention Center


Pittsburgh, PA / Hyattsville, MD / Fairfax, VA –  Five of the NOVA Cavalier teams were in action this weekend in the DMV area.

15U-Lin, 16U and 17U teams represented the Cavs in the prestigious Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest at the David Lawrence Convention Center this past weekend.  On a grand-scale, all three teams competed and repp’ed the program very well.  Coach Gray-Mendes team won their opening round against Game 7 from New York area, then lost a competitive second round game vs. Murphy AC team from Ohio.  In the last game of the tournament, the 17U Cavs suffered a tough overtime loss to PW Hoyas, but many players stepped up and had terrific weekend for the Cavs, led by Andrew Powers (South Lakes), Cleo Green (Freedom South-Riding) and Greg Rowson (Robinson).

The 16U team finished the tournament with a solid 2-1 record.  Coach Dashti’s team defeated New Jersey United Basketball in the first round on Saturday, then dropped a 40-50 decision to Severn Elite from Maryland, but the Cavs recovered on Sunday and took down Hangtime and came home on a positive note.  It was a strong showing for Coach Dashti’s group.

17U Pittsburgh Dinner17U Team dining Saturday evening at Pittsburgh


For the 15U-Lin team, the Cavs went on a roll and won the Gold Bracket of the Pittsburgh Jam Fest.  NOVA won 5 straight games in less than a day span and took home the Championships.  After the tournament, wing/forward Ricky Peters (Minnie Howard) was named Tournament Most Outstanding Player.  It was the first time in NOVA Cavaliers Program history that a team has won the Hoop Group Jam Fest event.  Way to go boys!!

Our 15U-Malone’s team went 1-2 on the weekend in the Charm City East Coast Spring Explosion Tournament at NEW 24.  13U-Holcombe had a fantastic tournament showing, as they rolled off four consecutive wins and advanced into the NOVA 94ft Spring Shootout Final, where they lost a talented Team Attack Blue team.  Congratulations though goes out to Coach Holcombe’s group!!


Next weekend, our 15U-Malone and 13U-Sullender teams will participate in the Zero Gravity Collision in the Capital event at NEW 24 in Hyattsville, MD.  14U, 13U-Holcombe, 12U and 11U teams will play in the Commonwealth Classic in Loudoun County, VA.

Go Cavs!


Game Results from the weekend:

13U Holcombe

48-61 Loss to Team ATTACK Blue (Final)

49-38 Win over NOVA 94ft Blue (Semifinal)

53-25 Win over LBA Team Attack Gray

65-47 Win over Team 1 on 1 Purple

63-56 Win over Team ATTACK Blue

15U Malone

Loss to Bball 4 Lyfe

Loss to Philly Pride

38-29 Win over Team Thrill

15U Lin

64-50 Win over NOVA 94ft Orange – Vaughn (Final)

69-36 Win over Milton Stags – Canada (Semifinal)

45-42 Win over Central PA Elite (Quarterfinal)

37-31 Win over Mid-Ohio Pumas Black (Round of 16)

61-32 Win over Higher Level (Round of 32)

16U Dashti

Win over Hangtime – PA (Consolation – 2nd Round)

40-50 Loss to Severn Elite – MD (Round of 16)

65-54 Win over New Jersey United Basketball (Round of 32)

17U Gray-Mendes

50-54 OT Loss to PW Hoyas (Consolation – 2nd Round)

47-54 Loss to Murphy AC – OH (Round of 16)

57-49 Win over Game 7 – NY (Round of 32)