Heavily favored South Miami used their size and athleticism advantage to defeat a scrappy Southwest team, 58-45, in the semifinals of the district 15 tournament at Braddock. The Cobras (23-3), who have not lost to a Miami-Dade school this season, advance to the championship game Friday night against Coral Gables. The Eagles (12-11) are now done for the season, but can take solace in the fact that they are the first Southwest squad in 15 years to record back-to-back winning seasons. Southwest played with great effort and heart and were still tied at 14-14 ten minutes into the game. South Miami finished the second quarter by outscoring the Eagles 18-10 to take an 8 point lead at the half. The Cobras stretched the margin to 48-36 entering the final period. This was Southwest's best effort of their three meetings with South Miami this season. The Cobras won the first game by 17 and the second one by a 28-point margin. The scoring:
Chris Murray 15
Albert Hernandez 14
Orlando Fletcher 8
Eddie Ramirez 3
Justin Pratt 3
Andre Abreu 2



#21 Orlando Fletcher, #10 Dayn Lopez and #3 Andre Abreu