http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sports/rss.xml/todaysnews/rss.xml en Bucs sink Sharks from beyond the arc http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/bucs-sink-sharks-beyond-arc <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1321.jpg" alt="Cedar Key coach Vance Dickey discusses strategy with his Sharks during a timeout against Branford on homecoming night." title="Cedar Key coach Vance Dickey discusses strategy with his Sharks during a timeout against Branford on homecoming night." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Every time Cedar Key threatened to make it a single-digit game, Branford would hit a shot.</p> <p> The Buccaneers maintained a 10- to 13-point edge throughout the third quarter last Friday, before pulling away in the fourth for a 62-37 district road win on the Sharks&rsquo; homecoming night.</p> <p> Branford hit six 3s in the opening half &ndash; including five by Jonathan Ardilla &ndash; to wipe away an 11-3 advantage by the Sharks and build up a 35-24 lead by halftime.</p> Cedar Key girls come back for thrilling county win over Bronson http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-girls-come-back-thrilling-county-win-over-bronson <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0717.jpg" alt="Cedar Key seventh-grader Makalynn Bowling defends Bronson guard Myia Knight late in the Lady Sharks&#039; win over the Lady Eagles last Thursday." title="Cedar Key seventh-grader Makalynn Bowling defends Bronson guard Myia Knight late in the Lady Sharks&#039; win over the Lady Eagles last Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Cedar Key girls already had to survive a critical stretch in the third quarter without its top player, do-it-all sophomore Jasmin Jackson, who rested with four offensive fouls last Thursday in the CKS gym.</p> <p> Then, in the final two minutes of the game, the Lady Sharks would have to do it again without Jackson, who fouled out with just over two minutes to play, with her team clinging to a 32-30 lead against county and district rival Bronson.</p> <p> But the young-and-improving CKS squad showed its defense was up to the task.</p> Bronson fends off improving Cedar Key squad in boys hoops http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/bronson-fends-improving-cedar-key-squad-boys-hoops <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0764.jpg" alt="Bronson junior Glen Cooper goes up for a layup last Thursday in traffic against Cedar Key. Cooper led his team with 15 points, while Austin Minehart contributed a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Sharks." title="Bronson junior Glen Cooper goes up for a layup last Thursday in traffic against Cedar Key. Cooper led his team with 15 points, while Austin Minehart contributed a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Sharks." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> For the second game in a row, the Cedar Key boys hacked into a double-digit second-half deficit to make for a more interesting finish.</p> <p> The Sharks trailed Bronson by as many as 17 points in the fourth last Thursday, but kept plugging away, eventually getting it to within six points in the final minute.</p> <p> The Eagles fended off the rally in the end, however, securing a 62-54 win to improve to 4-3 in District 1A-7.</p> Lady Sharks show promise in holiday loss to Branford http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/lady-sharks-show-promise-holiday-loss-branford <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8846.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The result may have showed loss in the standings, but Cedar Key&rsquo;s defeat to Branford last Thursday in the Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament was an effort worth building on for the Lady Sharks, who don&rsquo;t have any senior or junior starters.</p> <p> Though trailing throughout after Branford went ahead 15-13 on a Trinity Thomas bucket early in the second quarter, CKS hung close, and was down just four with six minutes to play.</p> Sharks held in check by Trenton defense in consolation matchup http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/sharks-held-check-trenton-defense-consolation-matchup <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9133.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> In the boys&rsquo; consolation game on the second day of the Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament last Thursday, the Cedar Key boys once again found some early success in the paint, but succumbed to a more experienced team that was playing near the top of its game.</p> <p> The Sharks led Trenton 8-7 with 2:30 remaining in the opening quarter following a put-back by Joey Stewart. From there, Trenton built up an insurmountable advantage to capture a 63-21 win.</p> Lady Sharks succumb to late rally against Fort White http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/lady-sharks-succumb-late-rally-against-fort-white <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8557.jpg" alt="Cedar Key sophomore Hannah Brinkman drives the ball against Fort White last Wednesday." title="Cedar Key sophomore Hannah Brinkman drives the ball against Fort White last Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="133" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key freshman Niya Jones drained a 3 in the first minute of the fourth quarter to pull her Lady Sharks ahead 29-26 last Wednesday in the Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament.</p> <p> But Fort White held the upper hand after that point, outscoring the tournament host 18-5 for the remainder to secure a 44-36 win.</p> Cedar Key boys run into offensive juggernaut in Drummond tourney http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-boys-run-offensive-juggernaut-drummond-tourney <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8737_0.jpg" alt="Cedar Key sophomore Kris Burns blocks a shot against Florida State University High in the Drummond basketball tournament last Wednesday." title="Cedar Key sophomore Kris Burns blocks a shot against Florida State University High in the Drummond basketball tournament last Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> A strong early effort by the Cedar Key boys was overcome by a talented Florida State University High squad last Wednesday in the Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament.</p> <p> The Seminoles found success from all over the floor on offense with their ball movement, and dominated the offensive boards to get many more second chances against the Sharks, whose young roster boasts just one junior and no seniors.</p> Sharks host Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/sharks-host-drummond-bank-cks-beach-ball-holiday-tournament <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_20161212_152416627.jpg" alt="Pictured, from left: CKS sophomore Jasmin Jackson; sophomore Hannah Brinkman; sophomore Kris Burns; and freshman John Boyle." title="Pictured, from left: CKS sophomore Jasmin Jackson; sophomore Hannah Brinkman; sophomore Kris Burns; and freshman John Boyle." align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key School will be hosting its second consecutive holiday tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22.</p> <p> This year, CKS is excited to have Drummond Bank as the exclusive sponsor of the event, as it&rsquo;s provided tremendous support for the tournament.</p> <p> The four teams participating on the boys&rsquo; side of the draw are: Trenton, Oak Hall, Florida State University School (Tallahassee) and Cedar Key.</p>