SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES BASKETBALL
EAGLES SCARE COBRAS BEFORE FALLING
Chris Murray had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals but it wasn't enough as South Miami defeated Southwest, 57-46, in the district championship game at Coral Park. The Eagles' post-season hopes are still alive, however, as they advance to the regional quarterfinals Thursday at 7pm at Southridge. The game was much closer than the final score indicated as the score was 20-20 at halftime. Southwest (15-9) started the third quarter strong, with Jean Grullon hitting a three and then a two to help the Eagles to a 30-24 lead. The Cobras came back to take a one-point lead, 37-36, entering the final period. South Miami scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to take command. The closest Southwest got the rest of the way was 50-44 with 2:29 left in the game. Justin Pratt had a strong game scoring 9 points and playing tenacious defense. The Cobras got plenty of help from the officiating crew which sent them to the line 27 times as compared to the 13 free throws awarded the Eagles. The overwhelmingly pro-Southwest crowd was often vocal in its displeasure with the men in the striped shirts.
Chris Murray 20
Justin Pratt 9
Albert Hernandez 7
Jean Grullon 7
Eddie Ramirez 3
Chris Murray had 20 points in a losing cause
DISTRICT 15-9A STANDINGS:
Team W-L South Miami 12-0 Coral Gables 10-2 SOUTHWEST 7-5 Columbus 6-6 Braddock
Ferguson 2-10 Coral Park 1-11
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