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All Citrus/Hernando boys basketball

By DAWN REISS and EMILY NIPPS
Published March 20, 2005


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Walter Howard, Citrus

COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom Densmore, Citrus

FIRST TEAM

ALEX RUOFF, SR., F, CENTRAL: West Virginia signee averaged 30 points and 12 rebounds before getting injured in December.

DREW ZIMBRO, SR., F, LECANTO: Averaged 17.4 pts, five rebounds, scored 24 and hit a buzzer-beater in district quarterfinals for Panthers win.

J.C. LIVINGSTON, SR., F, CRYSTAL RIVER: Averaged a double double 17.4 points, 10 rebounds and made 3-pointers with a 42 percent accuracy.

JOHN HOLTJE, JR., F, SPRINGSTEAD: MVP of the Hernando County Athletic Conference was an offensive spark to Eagles.

CORY LUDWICK, JR., G, SEVEN RIVERS: Leading scorer in Citrus county, averaged 21 points, 4.4 rebounds; led Warriors to playoffs, who went 13-13 with only three losses to Class A schools.

SECOND TEAM

A.B. RODRIGUEZ, JR., G, SPRINGSTEAD: Talented guard led Eagles in scoring and rebounding.

DONNIE ROSS, SR., F, CITRUS: Used quickness for defensive mismatches, averaged 13.4 points, 6.1 rebounds.

R.J. COBB, SR., G, CITRUS: All-around point guard, who used quickness to steal often, averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds.

MYCHAL NICHOLS, JR., G LECANTO: Led Citrus county in assists (104).

DANIEL WIDBOOM, SR., G/F, HERNANDO: Smart, quick player regularly scored in double figures.

HONORABLE MENTION

Central - Tim Plumadore, Jr., F; Chance Blevins, Sr., G. Citrus - Chris Ramirez, Sr., G; J.D. Hoglund, Sr., G; Brad Lattin, Sr., G; Brad Green, Sr., C. Crystal River - Jay Winborn, So., G; Sam Walker, Sr., F; Eric Nowak, Sr., G. Hernando - Brandon Vanderford, Jr., G; Blake Vanderford, Jr., G. Hernando Christian - Robbie Fleischer, Jr., F. Lecanto - Eddie Buckley, Jr., F; Richard Chaney, Jr., F. Nature Coast - Josh Ortiz, So., F. Seven Rivers - Tony Watson, Sr., F; Justin Richardson, So., G; Taylor Swander, Jr., G. Springstead - James Kaczynski, Sr., G.