Local basketball teams hit the courts this week during winter break

This week several area girls and boys basketball teams will be participating in holiday tournaments.

Bronson High School is hosting a round robin girls and boys basketball tournament. The Eagle Invitational Holiday Classic Shootout begins today and runs through Wednesday. Tickets are $6. You can also watch a ‘live’ stream of the games online at www.NFHSNetwork.com.

The first game of the tournament is this afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Newberry girls facing Lafayette (Mayo). That will be followed by the Cedar Key girls and Bronson Lady Eagles at 4:30 p.m. Tonight at 6 p.m., the Newberry boys will play Williston, followed by the Bronson and Union County boys tonight at 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Cedar Key girls will play Lafayette (Mayo) at 3 p.m., followed by the Bronson girls and Newberry at 4:30 p.m. That will be followed by the boys games. Tomorrow night at 6, Union County will face Williston, followed by the Bronson vs. Newberry game on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

The tournament concludes on Wednesday with four games. The Newberry girls will face Cedar Key at 3 p.m., followed by Bronson and Lafayette (Mayo) at 4:30 p.m. On Wednesday night, the Newberry boys will play Union County at 6 p.m., followed by Bronson and Williston on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

The undefeated Hawthorne girls basketball team will play Class 7A West Orange High School this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Florida Prospects Classic in Orlando. The Lady Hornets (6-0) are the defending 1A state champions.

At 4:30 p.m. today in Palatka, the Gainesville boys basketball team will play University Christian (Jacksonville) at the Jarvis Williams Christmas Tournament. P.K. Yonge will play GHS on Day 2 tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Later this week, St. Francis Catholic Academy will host the Premier Basketball Holiday Showcase, Jan. 1-3. Area teams St. Francis Catholic, P.K. Yonge, Santa Fe, Eastside, and The Rock will be among the teams participating. For more information or tickets to the tournament, visit www.FloridaGetDown.org.

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