By Andy Villamarzo
Hernando sports reporter
Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN
Week 3 of the regular season for prep girls basketball in the state of Florida begins this week. We now take a look at the Hernando Sun Top 5 Prep Girls Basketball Poll heading into Week 3 of the regular season.
No. 1 Weeki Wachee (4-1): The so called demise of Weeki Wachee’s girls basketball team is very much exaggerated and the Hornets have gotten off to a very good start. After dropping a tough one against Nature Coast, Weeki Wachee won three straight games in a row against Hernando, Springstead and Zephyrhills. Don’t expect the Hornets to fall off anytime soon here.
No. 2 Nature Coast (4-2): It’s been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when it comes to Nature Coast’s girls basketball team. When it comes to giving Weeki Wachee their lone loss of the season, that honor goes to Nature Coast. But then the Sharks have some head scratching losses against Wildwood and Hernando. If the Sharks want to take the No. 1 spot, consistency will be the key.
No. 3 Hernando Christian (5-0): The Lions have always quietly been one of the better teams in Hernando County and this season is no different. So far they’ve had a relatively easy schedule and they’ve rushed off to a 5-0 start, holding opponents to under 11 points or less three times in five games. the Lions are on pace for another winning season and should be in the thick of things when the playoffs come around in late January.
No. 4 Hernando (2-4): Hernando is an up and down roller coaster of a club. Outside of one blowout loss to Crystal River to start the season, the Leopards have remained in every game they played in. Hernando’s three other losses have come to Lecanto, Weeki Wachee and The Villages Charter. An upset win over Nature Coast was a surprising one at that.
No. 5 Springstead (2-5): After starting the season off hit with wins over Dade City Pasco and Central, the Eagles have dropped four games in a row. The Eagles will have to regroup somehow, despite a schedule that is filled with some tough opponents. If Springstead is going to turn it around, they will have to compete against some good clubs, including Nature Coast and New Port Richey River Ridge.
No. 6 Central (0-4): The Bears are hanging in there, but barely as they’ve only scored over 20 points just one time this season. Central has played teams tough throughout the rough stretch but it’s going to only get tougher as the season continues. Can Central put together a couple good performances?
Andy Villamarzo can be reached at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @avillamarzo.