With only six healthy players, host Southwest put up a valiant effort before falling to Florida Christian, 33-25, Thursday afternoon. With the two Sophias both sidelined with season-ending injuries, Dahively Ortiz stepped up and turned in a career game with 17 points. The game was tight until the final five minutes. Senior Bianca Borgeat hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 21-21 with 5:41 remaining but, a few seconds later, Luna Gomez fouled out, leaving the Lady Eagles with no subs. With 1:35 to go, Borgeat also fouled out giving the Lady Patriots a 5-on-4 advantage for the rest of the game. Florida Christian won the game on the foul line, hitting 13 of 27 free throws. Southwest, on the other hand, made only 3 of 16 attempts from the line. The Lady Eagles are 3-9 heading into Tuesday's district tournament quarterfinal game against Southridge. The Lady Patriots are now 2-16.
The scoring:
Dahively Ortiz 17
Bianca Borgeat 3
Jessica Carreras 3
Luna Gomez 2

From left to right, seniors Bianca Borgeat, Sophia Jimenez, Luna Gomez and Yesenia Fonticiella were honored before the game.

Dahively Ortiz scored two-thirds of the team's points