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14U Cavaliers Summer Breeze Champion!

Purcellville, Virginia (July 21st)– The Cavs opened up the tournament with a 38-33 win over the D1SA Spartans in a game of big runs by both teams.  In game two, the Cavs missed numerous easy buckets against the BRYC Tarheels, trailing in a low scoring affair with 6 minutes to go, before finishing the game on a 19-4 run to secure a 40-26 win.  On Sunday, the Cavs concluded pool play with a 73-26 win against the Dulles Defenders to win the pool. In the championship, the Cavs faced D1SA again. The Cavs in their last game of the 2013 season came out with one of their best performances of the year, fueled by great team play, execution of adjustments, […]

Congratulations to 11U NOVA Cavaliers (Weeren) for finishing Runner-up at the NOVA Cavs Summer Breeze

Purcellville, Virginia (August 1st)– Cavaliers defeated Catoctin Basketball and Dulles Defenders in pool-play, then won the semifinal against Martinsburg Bulldogs.In the tournament final, Cavs lost 32 – 30 to the eventual Champion of the tournament- Flexx All-Stars.The tournament conclude a successful season for the 11U Cavs, which finished 10 wins and 4 losses on the year; including one Championship and two Runner-up accomplishments. Way to go Junior Cavs!!

2013 Summer Breeze Recaps

July 20 – 21st in Purcellville, VALoudoun Valley HSHere are the results from this year’s NOVA Cavs Summer Breeze at Loudoun Valley HS.The Flexx All Stars won the 11U bracket. Congratulations to coach Hickey and his team.Coach Sawitzky and the Nova Cavs took home the 14U trophy.Thanks for your participation and making this weekend a success. We hope to see you all next year.14U Champion: NOVA Cavaliers14U Runner-up: D1SA Spartans11U Champion: Flexx All-Stars11U Runner-Up: NOVA Cavaliers

15U-Lin Battle of NOVA Tournament Champion!

Reston, VA (South Lakes HS) June 1st – 2ndCongrats to the 15U Nova Cavs (Lin) for winning the championship of the Battle of Nova Invitational, held at McLean and South Lakes HS in Northern Virginia June 1-2.The Cavs began the weekend with two decisive wins, opening play on Saturday with a 53-19 victory over Basics First and finishing the day with a 51-28 win over The Classics. On Sunday, in a game that neither coach likes to play, Coach Lin’s Cavs knocked off their fellow 15U Cavs (Knoche) team by a score of 40-21. Finally in a battle of attrition on Sunday, the Cavs defeated the Cardinal 51-45 for the Battle of Nova title. In an unusual game, the Cavs […]

Philly Six “Coaches vs. Cancer” Quaker City Shoot-out

West Chester, PA (West Chester University) April 20thSaturday, April 20th- NOVA Cavs 44 – CC Thunder 23.The Cavs finished on a winning note against CC Thunder. Behind a dominant stretch by Paulino Matondo, the Cavaliers turned a 28-17 lead into a 42-17 margin and cruised to a 44-23 victory. Nate Shafer continued his outstanding work defensively and on the boards.Saturday, April 20th- NOVA Cavs 42 – We R1 53. The second game brought another tough match-up as the Cavs tipped it off against We R 1. William Unterkofler led the way with 14 points, while Vishal Akula again played a solid game. Nate Schafer and Brendan Doyle held their own in the paint, each grabbing 8 boards and blocking several […]

15U-Lin BRYC Tarheels Open Classic Tournament Champion

Clifton, VA (Centreville HS) April 13 – 14thSunday, April 14th- NOVA Cavs 58 – Alexandria Cardinals 32. NOVA Cavs completed their journey at the BRYC Tar heels Open Classic with a 58-32 win over Cardinals in the Final. Cavaliers handled an athletic and talented team from Alexandria by controlling the pace of the game. Patrick Hesse, Brendan Doyle, Nate Shafer and Nathan Orrick contributed with multiple rebounds, while guard Seamus Maloney and Andrew Dinh dictated the tempo with their efficient play. Cavaliers won their first ever tournament together as a group. They will travel to West Chester, Pennsylvania and play in the Philly Six Coaches vs. Cancer Quaker City Shootout next weekend.Sunday, April 14th- NOVA Cavs 48 – NOVA Cavs […]

13U Loudoun Xpress Spring League Champion

Semi-Finals vs. Loudoun ExpressAfter a delay to the start time, the Cavs came in anxious to play. They had to be ready to play because they faced intense full-court pressure from the opening tip amid a frantic pace. Joseph Lampman hit a couple big threes early to keep the score even and Alex Barakat persisted through a lack of foul calls and provided his usual scoring to pull the Cavs within 2 at the break.Loudoun Express, with the help of the twin towers and good shooting by their guards fueled Express to take an early lead in the second half. The Cavs slowly learned how to beat the press and got some big inside buckets by Jason Gerber to bring […]

2012 Nova Cavaliers Year in Review

Program Accomplishments:~ 3rd Place Finish at AAU Division III National Classic Championship (15U) ~~ Advanced into Sweet 16 of the AAU DII National Classic Championship (16U) ~~ Quarterfinalist of the AAU DIII National Classic Championship (14U) ~~ Tournament Champion at the YBOA NOVA Suns Shootout (16U) ~~ League Champion at the Loudoun Basketball Association Summer League (10U) ~~ Tournament Champion at the NOVA Cavs Summer Breeze (10U) ~~ Runner-Up at the BRYC Tar Heels Open Classic (17U) ~~Runner-Up at the IronHorse Tournament (16U) ~~Runner-Up at Battle of NOVA Invitational (15U) ~~Runner-Up at the YBOA NOVA Suns Shootout (15U) ~Over 5 teams, 11 Coaches and 65 Players participated in the AAU Program. 3 Teams Qualified and Participated in AAU National Tournaments. […]

14U-Lin Cavs Finished First Season with Back-Back Victories

Washington DC (Mary Virginia Merrick Center) October 28thSunday, October 28th- NOVA Cavs 49 – Maryland Panthers CM 43. Behind a balanced scoring attack, the 14U Cavaliers complete their first season together with consecutive victories on Sunday. NOVA were down 18-10 midway through the half, when Alex Beckett sparked the team with some timely baskets to begin a 9-0 run. Cavs used the momentum swing to snatch a 29-24 lead at the half. In the second half, the lead was stretched to double digits before NOVA settled for a 6 point win in the end.Cavs were led by Paulino Matondo with 10 points, followed by Alex Beckett with 7 points. NOVA finished the Potomac Valley Fall League play with a 4-4 […]

NOVA Takes Down Dynasty

Landover, MD (Ernest Just MS) October 14thSunday October 14th NOVA Cavs 43 – Team New Dynasty (Silver Spring, MD) 37. The 14U NOVA Cavs returned in the fall by participating in the Potomac Valley Big Shots League. With a 1-3 record heading into Sunday’s contest against Team New Dynasty, Cavaliers earned a much needed come-from-behind victory.NOVA was down 21-18 at halftime and 29-20 after first four minutes of play in the second half, but stormed back in the game with terrific defensive efforts. Nate Shafer and Brendan Doyle combined for over 10 blocks and 15 rebounds in the contest, while Andrew Dinh and Seamus Maloney each came up with timely steals late in the game.Cavs were sparked by back to […]