Southwest jumped out to a 15-4 lead, lost it in the fourth quarter but came back to beat visiting Coral Reef, 32-28, in the opening round of the district 16-7A tournament. The Lady Eagles (5-6) advance to a semifinal game Wednesday night at 7pm at Ferguson against #1 seeded Palmetto. The Lady Cudas took their first lead of the game at 28-26 with 3:06 remaining but couldn't score again. A Dahively Ortiz free throw cut the lead to one and a Valeria Castro basket with 26 seconds left gave Southwest the lead for good. Castro, who led all scorers with 17 points, then stole the inbounds pass, was fouled and made a free throw with 4.3 seconds left. She missed the second one, got her own rebound, was fouled again and made both shots with a half second on the clock for the final margin.
The scoring:
Valeria Castro 17
Dahively Ortiz 6
Jessica Carreras 4
Yesenia Fonticiella 2
Angie Luis 2
Rosio Cordoba 1

Valeria Castro scored 17 points