Photography by CHERYL CLANTON
Week 3 of the regular season for prep girls basketball in the state of Florida begins this week and we here at the Hernando Sun want to give you the Hernando County reader all the insight you can get during the 2018-2019 campaign. We will be doing a Top 5 ranking of the five teams within Hernando County. 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 (7-0, 3-0): No Hernando County team has looked better in the first couple of weeks than Weeki Wachee, as the Hornets are off to a 7-0 start and have picked up some impressive wins along the way. Weeki Wachee has defeated the likes of neighboring Nature Coast and Sunlake in the past week.
No. 2 Hernando (4-2, 2-0): If there’s one team surprising everyone right now, it would have to be Hernando. Though before the regular season began, the Leopards expected to make a jump. At this point, though early, Hernando has to be happy with the results through six games.
No. 3 Hernando Christian (5-1, 2-0): The Lions have quietly had one of the better seasons of any Hernando County team, as they’ve held two opponents to just five points. Hernando Christian’s only loss of the season was a 39-28 decision to Santa Fe Catholic. A 15-plus win season is definitely a possibility for this club.
No. 4 Nature Coast (1-3, 1-1): It’s been a rough start for Nature Coast through the first few games of the regular season, as the Sharks are a surprising 1-3. The Sharks do not have an easy road in front of them trying to get back on track, as they face Inverness Citrus, Holiday Anclote and New Port Richey River Ridge coming up.
No. 5 Springstead (1-5, 0-0): Another team that has fallen down the rankings because of a slow start is Springstead, whom is 1-5 on the season. With no district games played just yet, the Eagles still have time to re-group before important contests get going.
Andy Villamarzo can be reached at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @avillamarzo.