Joshua Fernandez scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to lead Southwest to a 91-74 victory over the City of Hialeah Educational Academy in the first round of the Falcon Holiday Classic at Ferguson. The Eagles (7-2) advance to the semifinals Tuesday at 4:30pm when they will take on North Miami. Southwest jumped out to a 29-16 first quarter lead, which they extended to 51-34 by halftime. Ray Perez had 12 of his 20 points in the first half. With the score, 81-56, after three perioods, the Eagles looked like they might hit the century mark but Southwest coach Rick Landera substituted liberally. Sebastian Ching had 12 points, seven assists and four steals while Carlos Taveras had 14 points and six rebounds.
The scoring:
Joshua Fernandez 22
Ray Perez 20
Carlos Taveras 14
Sebastian Ching 12
Sean Perez 8
Jaycee Ruiz 6
Christian Sarria 4
Josue Mendoza 3
Justin Fernandez 2


Joshua Fernandez had 18 of his 22 points in the second half