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.
The scoring:
Albert Hernandez 14
Dayn Lopez 12
Justin Pratt 10
Chris Murray 9

 

 

 


Albert Hernandez led the Eagles with 14 points