EAGLES LOSE DISTRICT OPENER, 62-45
Southwest jumped out to a first quarter lead before
South Miami used its size advantage to defeat the visiting Eagles,
62-45. The early lead was due mostly to guard Dayn Lopez, who hit
four three-pointers in the first quarter to help Southwest (0-2)
to a 17-16 advantage after the first eight minutes. Lopez left the
game with 25 seconds left in the first period after he was fouled
hard and hit his head when he fell to the floor. After icing his
head, he returned to the game in the second quarter but was held
scoreless the rest of the way. Albert Hernandez had 8 of the Eagles'
10 second quarter points as the Cobras took a 37-27 lead at halftime.
Southwest was hurt in the second half when Chris Murray picked up
his second, third and fourth fouls in the first 3:17 of the first
quarter. He went to the bench, re-entered later, and fouled out
with 5:02 remaining in the game. South Miami's dominance of the
boards was so complete that no Eagle had more than three rebounds
in the game.