By Andy Villamarzo
Hernando Sun writer
No. 1 Nature Coast (10-1, 4-0): A loss for Nature Coast? Yep, it happened at the Nature Coast Holiday Invitational last week in the championship game when they faced Land O’ Lakes. The Sharks fell to the Gators 51-42, snapping a 10-game winning streak. Nonetheless, Nature Coast still remains the top team in Hernando County.
No. 2 Springstead (4-4, 1-1): The Eagles didn’t participate in any Christmas’ tournaments, thus no change in their record or ranking sees movement. Next time the Eagles take the court will be in the Greg O’Connell’s Shootout to begin the year. Springstead will get a chance to get back on the court to kickoff the New Year’s.
No. 3 Hernando (4-5, 2-1): Hernando was another group that opted against playing in any Christmas’ tournament and decided to give players time to spend with families during the holiday. The Leopards will get back on the court next week and jump start the second half of the season with a chance to reach the .500 mark.
No. 4 Central (3-6, 0-1): Central didn’t participate in any Christmas’ tournaments, thus no change in their record or ranking sees movement. The Bears are on the court again on New Year’s in the Glory Days tournament at Springstead. Their first opponent of the tourney will be against New Port Richey Mitchell.
No. 5 Weeki Wachee (0-9, 0-5): The Hornets didn’t schedule any games during the winter break and won’t take the court again until January 7th when they face Nature Coast. Weeki Wachee is the lone team in Hernando County that remains winless on the season.
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