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Weeki Wachee girls basketball dominates heading into districts

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JAN. 25, 2019-  The Lady Hornets confronted and dominated Hernando High on their home court. Senior Mykenna Corbett threw in a couple of 3-pointers for a total of 22 points added to Weeki Wachee’s win against the Lady Leopards 59 to 27. These girls are having a tremendous season, bringing 20 wins and three losses to their 2018/2019 season and with districts just around the corner, their focus is going to be on their main competitor, Crystal River. “Number one, stay within our abilities and stay away from what we can’t do and I thought they did that tonight,” said Head Coach Mike Munro. Munro is on his third year coaching the girls’ basketball team at Weeki Wachee.

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Weeki Wachee takes on Springstead Jan. 30 and then travels to Tampa Catholic on Feb. 1, and according to the stats on MaxPreps, Tampa Catholic averages around 50-60 points per game as does the Hornets. Munro stated that going up against Tampa Catholic will be a challenge, especially on their home court.  “They are a pretty good team,” Munro said.

Lady Leopards still has a secure spot in the district game schedule, however going forward it’s crunch time for both Hernando and Weeki Wachee to get prepared. “All we are doing in practice is work on our shooting, and also late-game situations,” Munro said. “That is how we prepare for the districts.”

Hernando gets the home court advantage against Hernando Christian Academy on February 1st. “We are going to practice all week, we have one game, and it’s HCA, and we are going to play it like it’s our district game,” said Head Coach Dominique Jacobs. Jacobs is in her first year as head coach for Hernando High School girls basketball team.  

“We’ve got to prepare these girls for districts,” Jacobs said. “So we are going hit defense hard and put in a couple new tweaks to our offense and come out positive.  ‘All in, all game, all season,’ that’s what our motto has been about the entire time. We are not going steer away from that, there’s no need to drift away now, we have to keep doing the same things that got us here.”

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Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein has over 35 years experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with neurologically impaired adults. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of South Florida in Speech Pathology.
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