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 […]

NOVA Takes Home Classic Bronze at AAU DIII Nationals in Hampton

Hampton, VA (Boo Williams Sportsplex) July 28 – 31stNOVA Cavs 56 – DC Stars 49.  The 15U NOVA Cavaliers (Dixon) finished their last tournament of the season with a special achievement. Despite losing their first two games in the AAU DIII National Championship Tournament, the Cavs made a monster run in the Classic Bracket before bowing out in the semifinal to the eventual Champion- Seven Cities BWSL 82-75 in overtime. Led by Nate Thatcher (Falls Church HS, Class of 2015), Sam Freund (Marshall HS), and Joey Powell (Robinson HS), NOVA went 4-1 in their last five games during the last two days of the tournament to seize the Third Place finish. In the Consolation game, Cavaliers defeated DC Stars 56-49 […]

Junior Cavs Win First Tournament of the Year

Purecellville, VA (Loudoun Valley HS) July 14 – 15thSaturday July 14th – Sunday July 15th NOVA Cavs 46 – Gainesville Elite (Black) 35. The 10U NOVA Cavaliers (Weeren) completed their last tournament of the season by winning the first annual NOVA Cavs Summer Breeze at Loudoun Valley HS. Cavalier’s road to the Final was not an easy path, as they finished 2-0 in pool play with hard-earned victories over Catoctin Basketball Club (CBC) and Gainesville Elite (Silver). NOVA was rewarded with the #1 seed heading to bracket play, where they had to beat CBC in a rematch for the right to play in the Championship Game. In an exciting back and forth Tournament Final, the talented Gainesville Elite (Black) team […]

Magic Puts a Spell on the Cavs

Baltimore, MD (St. Francis Academy) June 30 – July 1stSaturday, June 30th- NOVA Cavs 34 – Emory Elite 56. NOVA Cavaliers travelled up I-95 North in their first tournament in Baltimore, Maryland at the Charm City East Coast Summer Slam. In the first game of pool play, NOVA was blitzed by a talented Emory Elite team and found themselves quickly down by double digits in the first half of play. After they had finally settle down in the game, Cavaliers played some good basketball and actually out-scored Emory in the second half. However, the game had been decided long before that as NOVA dropped by the final margin of 22 points in the end. They will take on HC Dream […]

Cavs Turn Off the Heat (14U-Lin )

Bowie, MD (City of Bowie Gymnasium) June 16 – 17thSaturday, June 16th- NOVA Cavs 53 – Columbia Ravens 57. The 14U NOVA Cavs entered their summer portion of the season by participating in the Potomac Valley Father’s Day Bump II Classic hosted by MD Mavericks. In their first game of pool play, the Cavaliers could not stop the hot shooting Columbia Ravens team and dropped a close game by 4 points. NOVA had a rusty start to the game and were down by 10 points after the first six minutes of play, but William Unterkofler kept the team scoring half of his team high 20 points in the first half. The Cavs found themselves down by only a basket at […]

Cavaliers Split Doubleheader (14U-Lin)

Ashburn, VA (Eagle Ridge MS) June 2ndSaturday, June 2nd- NOVA Cavs 46 – NOVA 94Feet 44.  The Cavaliers stayed locally for the first time in a month to play in the NOVA Suns YBOA State Qualifier. In the first game, they fought off a feisty 94Feet team to earn a narrowing two point victory. Led by a great shooting performance from William Unterkofler and Vishal Akula, the Cavs raced out to a 20-14 lead at the half.However, the resilient 94Feet made a comeback and managed to take over a one point lead with under a minute left in the 4th quarter. In their biggest possession of the game, Unterkofler hit a clutch off-balance shot from the baseline that proved to […]

Cavaliers Claimed 3rd Place (14U-Lin)

Richmond, VA (U-Turn Sports Academy) May 12thSaturday, May 12th- NOVA Cavs 41 – Toano Storm 48. The 14U NOVA Cavaliers travelled on the road down I-95 South for a one day tournament at U-Turn May Flowers Classic. In the first game of the tournament, they squared off against a talented team from Williamsburg, VA in Toano Storm.Cavs got off to a lackluster start during the first 8 minutes of the contest, spotting Storm a double digit lead before finally settling down in the game. Down by as many as 12 points in the second half, NOVA made their way back into the game with some gritty hustles and energetic plays.Despite their fighting spirits, Cavs could not overcome the deficit and […]

Cavaliers Close, But Not Enough

District Heights, MD (Capital Sports Complex) May 4 – 6thFriday, May 4th- NOVA Cavs 37 – Fairfax Heat 44. With the intention of qualifying for a National Tournament, the NOVA Cavaliers enter the heart of PG County for the second tournament in the row at PVAAU DIII District Qualifier. In the first game of the pool play, Cavs lost a winnerable game against Fairfax Heat.Despite being up 16 – 10 to start the game, the Cavs rushed their offense and allowed the Heat back in the contest. In the 4th QT, Heat out-shot the Cavs and took control of the game with about 3 minutes left. Cavaliers eventually dropped by the final margin of 7 points. They will take on […]