The Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team is playing its annual blue-white scrimmage this afternoon and, as such, Ben Wieland and I are on the scene to cover the game. Unfortunately, the contest isn’t streamed anywhere, but we’ll be providing a live play-by-play here on the site and will be putting halftime and final stats along with a longer form takeaways story after the scrimmage.
Full Time Stats:
Kihei Clark: 4 points, 12 assists, 3 steals, 0-3 FG (0-1 3PT), 4-4 FT
Reece Beekman: 4 points, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 2-10 FG (0-3 3PT)
Jayden Gardner: 13 points, 6-12 FG, 1-4 FT
Armaan Franklin: 14 points, 1 assist, 5-9 FG (4-6 3PT)
Ben Vander Plas: 13 points, 3 assists, 5-9 FG (3-4 3PT)
Taine Murray: 12 points, 3-7 FG (1-4 3PT), 5-5 FT
Isaac McKneely: 9 points, 1 assist, 3-10 FG (3-7 3PT)
Isaac Traudt: 12 points, 4-5 FG (4-5 3PT)
Chase Coleman: 2 points, 1 assist, 1-1 FG
Ryan Dunn: 10 points, 1 steal, 1 block, 5-7 FG (0-1 3PT)
Kadin Shedrick: 15 points, 1 block, 5-9 FG, 5-7 FT
Leon Bond: 10 points, 1 assist, 5-9 FG (0-1 3PT)
Only points, assists, steals, blocks, and field goal attempts from each area were tracked.
First half play by play
The teams are set to change throughout the game, but these are the rosters for the start of the game:
Bolded players starting.
Blue roster: Kihei Clark, Armaan Franklin, Jayden Gardner, Isaac Traudt, Taine Murray, Ryan Dunn, Tristan How
White roster: Reece Beekman, Isaac McKneely, Ben Vander Plas, Kadin Shedrick, Leon Bond, Chase Coleman
Kadin Shedrick wins the tip against Traudt.
Leon Bond misses a midrange jumper from the free throw line
Jayden Gardner sinks a midrange fadeaway to put Blue up 2-0.
Isaac McKneely misses a driving layup
Taine Murray hits short pull up jumper in traffic
Reece Beekman missed driving layup contest by Gardner
Jayden Gardner stripped by Shedrick and Beekman. Still blue ball.
Armaan Franklin hits step back three with the shot clock expiring. Blue up 7-0
Kadin Shedrick travels in the post with Traudt guarding him
Kihei Clark turnover pass, Beekman pick and fed Vander Plas for transition layup
Isaac Traudt three ball assisted by Kihei
Beekman missed floater after losing his defender
Gardner misses layup in traffic
Beekman turnover on pass down court
Gardner slips through the defense for a layup through Kadin Shedrick
Gardner with another fade away jumper over Vander Plas
Shedrick fouled by Traudt while going for the offensive rebound. Misses the first free throw, but makes the second. 14-3 Blue team.
Shedrick block of Armaan Franklin at the rim. Had help with Bond from behind
Beekman steal from Murray on the baseline.
McKneely hits a three from Beekman
Franklin hits wide open three-pointer to match
Traudt hits his second three-pointer. Youngins can shoot
Beekman drives and hits a layup with Traudt contesting
Murray fouled on his drive by Shedrick. Makes both free throws
McKneely misses a three
Kadin Shedrick gets a switch on Ryan Dunn, backs him down, hits the hook shot and the and-one free throw. Grown man move right there. 22-11 Blue team
Franklin missed contested three. 22-11 Blue team at the conclusion of the first 10 minute quarter.
Missed Gardner pull up.
Gardner fouls Shedrick in the paint after a nice find by Bond.
McKneely misses a looooong step back triple.
Taine Murray turnover as McKneely intercepts his pass.
Shedrick turnover with errant pass to Bond
Missed Murray three off of a Clark cross court feed.
Shedrick missed layup off a post up.
Shedrick fouls Gardner hard on his drive. Gardner shooting free throws. Misses both. Still no points in the second quarter.
Dunn blocks a McKneely shot after McKneely got his own rebound.
Dunn dunk off of a Clark drive and find.
Shedrick dunk from the Bond assist.
Dunn scores in transition off of a Beekman feed. Scoreboard reset after the first quarter so it’s currently 4-2, Blue team. 26-13 total.
Gardner spin move and reverse layup against BVP. He looks comfortable. 6-2 Blue team in the second.
Gardner missed jumper.
McKeely CASHES a corner three-ball from Reece Beekman.
Bond gets his own rebound after a cross court pass from Shedrick and then finishes the lineup.
Bond hits a pull up midrange jumper.
Gardner hits a jumper from the free throw line off a Kihei feed.
Another Shedrick and one. Off an offensive rebound. Hits the free throw. 12-8 White team this quarter. 30-23 Blue overall.
Bond turnover, missed BVP cutting to the basket
Franklin corner three after Clark dribbled threw his legs to avoid the hedge.
McKneely three after a Reece feed
Beekman blocks a step back Kihei triple
Clock winds down after the ball is tipped out of bounds
33-26 at halftime, Blue team leading.
Second half play by play
Franklin, Gardner, and Dunn switched to white for the second half. McKneely switched to blue along with Vander Plas.
Dunn makes a layup in transition
Gardner makes one and misses on free throw
Kihei Clark makes both free throws
Clark feeds Ben Vander Plas for a reverse layup
Dunn misses midrange pull up jumper
Missed Beekman three. Has two points on six shots so far.
Murray drives the baseline and is fouled and makes both free throws. 6-3 Blue team in the second half so far.
Gardner misses while surrounded in the paint. No Clark or Beekman on the floor so McKneely and Franklin bringing the ball up for their respective teams.
Shedrick fouled in the paint by Traudt after missing and getting his own rebound. Hits both free throws.
Chase Coleman drives to the rim off of a ball screen and hits a layup.
Armaan Franklin blows by McKneely for a fairly impressive right hand twisting layup on the right side of the basket.
Vander Plas hits a three off of the McKneely assist.
Kadin misses a driving dunk. Noticed an open lane and took advantage but threw the ball down just a bit too hard and it bounced out.
Traudt hits another three from the corner. He’s looked the part today especially offensively.
Reece Beekman steal on a McKneely pass to Traudt, proceeded to gallop down the court and dunk the ball before the end of the quarter.
14-9 Blue team in the third quarter.
Reece Beekman feeds Kadin Shedrick for a dunk off a nice inbounds play.
Kihei drove the lane, found Ben Vander Plas who then fed Taine Murray in the corner. From a spot he had plenty of success last season against Iowa, the Kiwi canned it.
Beekman finds Shedrick rolling to the hoop off a pick and roll. 4-3 White team.
Traudt bangs a three ball that bounced on the rim for a bit. This blue team is stacked with shooters with Murray, McKneely, BVP, and Traudt
Transition Gardner bucket from a Beekman assist.
Deep Franklin three from a Gardner pass out of the post
Leon Bond transition alley oop off of a Beekman feed. Whew boy that was pretty.
Isaac Traudt goes down hard after going for a rebound. Looks to be a left ankle injury. Heading into the tunnel with trainer Ethan Saliba.
Dunn with a really really pretty drive, spin move, and finish with his left hand. He’s looked very smooth.
Another BVP three ball. Drink!
Three second violation on Shedrick, so turnover for the White team.
Leon Bond with a really pretty euro step and left hand finish in transition. First years flashing potential. 15-9 White team this quarter.
Taine Murray with a strong drive and finish with his left hand. Scores through the Ryan Dunn foul. Nailed the free throw.
Kihei Clark makes a pair of free throws. No made field goals for him today but four free throws.
Leon Bond with a layup off the inbounds pass from Reece. 17-14
Ben Vander Plas ties up the fourth quarter score with a three off a pick and pop. Kihei with the assist. 17-17 with 36 seconds left after a White timeout.
Dunn with another drive. Jump stopped and scored over his defender. 19-17 White team.
Murray misses the potential quarter winning pull up deep ball.