CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–The Charlottesville Cardinals wheelchair basketball team remained ranked #8 nationally in Division II in the latest rankings issued by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association today.
The Cardinals began the current season ranked #9 and moved up to the #8 slot after defeating the top-ranked Nassau Kings and the highly-ranked Ft. Lauderdale Sharks and San Antonio ParaSport Spurs in October and the Cardinals currently boast a 9-3 record against Division II opponents. Two of the Cardinals’ losses have come at the hands of the #7 Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets, with the Cardinals losing by 4 points in each contest.
In Division III, the Harrisonburg, Virginia Cardinals moved up to #6.
Throughout December and into early January the Cardinals will hold exhibitions and trainings at a number of public schools in the area. The Cardinals will also appear at the inaugural parade for Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam in Richmond, VA on January 13th.
“We’re very happy with our progress as a team at this point in time,” said player-coach Tom Vandever. “We still have a lot of work ahead as we move into the second half of the season.”
NWBA Division II Rankings (December 21, 2017):