Charlottesville Cardinals Move Up To #5 In National Rankings, Notch Two Wins Last Weekend

Jan 31, 2024

CHARLOTTESVILLE–The Charlottesville Cardinals wheelchair basketball team moved up from 7th to 5th in the latest National Wheelchair Basketball Association  D3 Top Twenty Power Rankings today.

The Cardinals notched two wins this past Saturday against the Fayetteville (NC) Flyers, winning the first game, 60-33, and the second match, 69-28.  

In the first game, Charlottesville took a 28-20 halftime lead before posting a 32-13 margin in the second half for the 60-33 win.  The Cardinals’ Arthur Tracy led all scorers with 18 points, followed by Josiah Knight with 13, Brandon Rush with 11, and Cor’Rales Dupree with 10. The Flyers’ Tee Foster had 16 points.  

Game followed the same pattern, with the Cardinals leading by 11 point, 26-15 at halftime.  The Charlottesville pressing defense broke the game open in the second half as the Cardinals outscored the Flyers 43-13 to produce the 69-28 victory.  Josiah Knight led all scorers with 25 points, followed by Cor’Rales Dupree with 23 as the Cardinals dominated the lane.  Tee Foster again led Flyers scorers with 20 points.

The Cardinals will be back in the gym for practice this Sunday, February 4th at Carver Recreation Center.

NWBA D3 Rankings

1. Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers 
2. Tucson Lobos 
3. Arkansas Rollin’ Razorbacks 
4. Coastal Chairmen 
5. Charlottesville Cardinals 
6. Virginia Sun Wheelers 
7. LWSRA Hawks 
8. Tampa Bay Strong Dogs 
9. Shepherd Stealers 
10. San Diego Silverbacks 
11. Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets 
12. Austin Rec’ers 
13. Brooks Ballers 
14. Columbia Heat 
15. Providence Saints 
16. Houston Rolling Rockets 
17. Tacoma Titans 
18. Brooklyn Nets 
19. Corpus Christi RIMZ 
20. NOLA Krewe