Southwest hung close for one quarter, but host Coral Gables pulled away for a 66-45 victory. Leading 12-10 after one period, the Cavaliers (11-8, 10-2) outscored the Eagles, 20-8, in the second quarter to take command. Southwest's loss, coupled with Columbus' win over Braddock, dropped the Eagles (10-9, 4-6) into fifth place in the district and broke a four-game winning streak. Only the top four teams qualify for the district tournament. The scoring:
Albert Hernandez 9
Eddie Ramirez 8
Andre Abreu 6
Orlando Fletcher 6
Adrian Piniero 5
Jean Grullon 5
Justin Pratt 4
Chris Murray 2




Freshman Eddie Ramirez started his fifth straight game and scored 8 points