Girls look good at Branford Tournament

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By Jenna McKenna

Lady Sharks made the most out of the long road trips as they went up to Branford Tournament and played very well. The girls lost both matches, 44-26 to Branford and 46-34 to Bronson, but both finals were a major improvement over prior meetings.

"Cedar Key's gotten so much better since the last time we played them," said Bronson head coach Greg Hamilton.

"You can really tell they're putting in the work."

Kacey Miller led the Sharks in scoring against Branford, putting down 26 points on the night. Lindsay Edmunds kept the Lady Bucs honest with her free throw shooting, getting five from the stripe. Sarah Miller made a major impact on defense and on the boards, stealing the ball and scrapping for rebounds.

"Sarah's rebounding gave us a lot of second chances," said Sharks' head coach Chris Cowart. "She's made a big difference in our post play."

The Sharks played even better against Bronson, as Kacey Miller nearly matched Eagles' big Elizabeth Gay's 30 with her own 29-point outburst.

"We cut the lead to nine in the fourth quarter, but kind of got in a cycle where we'd score, then give one up at the other end," Cowart said. "We switched from zone to man, though, and got some stops."

Cowart says the Sharks will keep working on fundamentals in the second half of the season. "We're just going to keep working as a team."