District tournaments of the regular season for prep girls basketball in the state of Florida are right around the corner. We now take a look at the Hernando Sun Top 5 Prep Girls Basketball Poll heading into the final week of the regular season.
No. 1 Weeki Wachee (20-3, 11-1): The Hornets head into districts as the favorite to come away and win Class 6A, District 7. Before they compete in 6A-7, however, they still have two more regular season games to go against Springstead and Tampa Catholic. Weeki Wachee should be back in the postseason if they can take care of business at districts.
No. 2 Hernando Christian (17-2, 5-1): The Lions have continued to put on one of the better seasons of any Hernando County girls basketball programs around and Hernando Christian should be a contender in Class 2A, District 4. Hernando Christian currently owns the No. 2 seed in 2A-4 right behind Bayshore Christian and could likely see them in the district final.
No. 3 Hernando (11-8, 5-5): Outside of Weeki Wachee and Hernando Christian, Hernando is the only other Hernando County girls basketball program with a record above the .500 mark. The Leopards compete in the Class 6A, District 7 tournament next week and will have their work cut out for them trying to upset Crystal River and Weeki Wachee.
No. 4 Nature Coast (5-15, 4-7): One of the toughest seasons the Sharks have had to go through in recent memory, as Nature Coast will be on the outside looking in come district tournament time. The Sharks have an uphill climb if they are looking to get themselves into the postseason. Nature Coast is the No. 5 seed in Class 6A, District 7.
No. 5 Springstead (5-18, 1-5): Playing out of a 4-team district in Class 7A, District 8, the Eagles are currently the No. 4 seed behind Land O’ Lakes, Sunlake and Mitchell. Springstead would have to pull off some major upsets if they’re to make it out of the 7A-8 district tournament.
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