Miami Beach outscored Southwest, 24-15, in the third quarter to break open a close game and hand the visiting Eagles a 61-52 season-opening loss. Southwest pulled to within five points, 57-52, with 1:20 left in the game but the Hi-Tides scored the final four points to close out the victory. The Eagles were hurt by the absence of shooting guard Albert Hernandez who did not dress due to a lower extremity injury. Also not helpful was the dismal 16-for-29 shooting from the free throw line. Chris Murray had a double-double for Southwest with 24 points and 12 rebounds.
The scoring:
Chris Murray 24
Justin Pratt 14
Jean Grullon 8
Kevin Rodriguez 3
Eddie Ramirez 2
Sebastian Garcia 1


Gilbert Gonzalez scored with 29 seconds left to give the Southwest junior varsity a 1-point overtime win over Miami Beach, 55-54, in its season opener. Carlos Luis had hit a 3-pointer one minute earlier. Freshman Joel Aloma led the Baby Eagles with 14 points.

Chris Murray had 24 points and 12 rebounds