SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES BASKETBALL
EAGLES TOP KILLIAN, 67-61
Southwest outscored Killian, 23-9, in the third quarter and went on to defeat the Cougars, 67-61, in the final preseason game. The Eagles held a 33-30 lead at the half but Justin Pratt caught fire in the third period hitting two quick 3-pointers and scoring 12 of his game-high 21 points in the quarter. The Cougars battled back in the final period closing to within five points with 1:07 on the clock. Chris Murray had a double-double with 17 points, 17 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. The Eagles were without sharp-shooting guard Albert Hernandez, who was injured one night earlier and is expected to return for the regualr season opener. The scoring:
Justin Pratt 21
Chris Murray 17
Adrian Piniero 13
Jean Grullon 6
Enmanuel Carbonell 5
Eddie Ramirez 3
Ian Castellanos 2
HERNANDEZ COMMITS TO MDC
Albert Hernandez, the senior sharp-shooter, has committed to Miami-Dade College. Hernandez won the three-point shooting contest this summer at the Embry-Riddle team camp. The 5' 10" guard averaged 12.5 points/game for the Eagles as a junior and shot 90% from the free throw line.
MURRAY COMMITS TO ERAU
Senior Chris Murray has committed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Murray told the web site 305hoops.com that "My commitment to Embry-Riddle was a no brainer. It was the best fit for me to help me become a better student, player, and above all, a better person. Important factors that helped me with my decision were having a coaches that will truly care about me and push me to improve on a daily basis. With a certain amount of work that I am willing to put in, I see myself contributing to the success o the team in a big way. Embry-Riddle is located only 4 hours from Miami, which is close enough to home. Also, graduating with a degree from ERAU will help me in the future with life beyond basketball." Murray is ranked the 5th best recruit in Miami-Dade.
Justin Pratt had 12 of his 21 points in the 3rd period
FINAL DISTRICT STANDINGS:
Team W-L SOUTHWEST 0-0 South Miami 0-0 Coral Gables 0-0 Ferguson 0-0 Columbus 0-0 Braddock
Coral Park 0-0
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