CHARLOTTESVILLE–The Charlottesville Cardinals went 2-0 today by sweeping their home “Saturday Shoot-Out” at Walton Middle School. Charlottesville opened the competition against the VAIL Harrisonburg Cardinals but struggled offensively in the first half against a scrappy VAIL Cardinals’ defense before managing a narrow 19-12 halftime advantage.
Following some halftime adjustments, Charlottesville triggered a third quarter 15-5 run to take control of the match before finally notching a 43-29 win. Brandon Rush led Charlottesville scorers with 12 points, followed by Cor’Rales Dupree with 11. VAIL’s Anthony Streiff led Harrisonburg scorers with 14 points.
Game two of the shoot-out saw VAIL facing off against the Fayetteville (NC) Flyers. The Flyers quickly jumped to a 16-5 first quarter lead as VAIL’s shooters sputtered. But VAIL’s Anthony Streiff got hot in the second period and scored 13 points on 5-7 shooting to give Harrisonburg a 25-21 lead at the half.
VAIL maintained control in the hotly contested match throughout the second half and came away with a 49-39 victory. Tim Moubray led VAIL scorers with 17 points, followed by Anthony Streiff with 13, and Doug Galica with 11. The Flyers’ Tee Foster led all scorers with 20 points.
In the final match of the day, Charlottesville faced Fayetteville in another fiercely contested game. The Flyers’ Tee Foster opened the game with a torrid shooting streak, dropping 13 points on the Cardinals in the first period and posting the Flyers to a 15-12 lead after the first ten minutes. But the Cardinals rallied in second quarter, out-pacing Fayetteville 22-8 to claim a 34-23 halftime edge.
Charlottesville maintained its lead in the third quarter but the Flyers chipped away at the margin to leave the Cardinals clinging to a 45-40 edge to start the final period. The Cardinals outscored the Flyers 20-13 behind the sharp shooting of veteran Arthur Tracy’s 18 second half points to secure a 65-53 win.
Cardinals scorers were led by Arthur Tracy’s 20 points (67% from the field), Cor’Rales Dupree 16 points, and Brandon Rush with 15 points. Again, Fayetteville’s Tee Foster led all scorers with 25 points (55% from the field), followed by the Flyers’ Freddie Smith with 13.
Charlottesville next travels to New Jersey for the Dan Sullivan Tournament on December 16-17.