A major turning point in the game came with under four minutes remaining, when two of South Miami's starters -- Latravian Glover and Ismael Davis -- fouled out within 42 seconds of each other.
Glover had been causing havoc in the paint for Mustang shooters up until that point.
South Miami's Ezacuras Dawson III had a game-high 20 points, after exploding for 11 points in the fourth quarter.
The Mustangs had an 11-point lead mid-way through the third quarter when Rivera-Vega sank a three-pointer. It appeared like the Cobras were up against the ropes until, Dawson III responded with consecutive three's of his own.