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1940-1941 School Year
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1940-1941 Varsity Team Photo: Back Row: Swanson, W. Peterson, Hovelsrud. Middle Row: Markgraf, Lande, Mr. Cleave, Hanson, Hohage. Front Row: Mattson, Cupka, Ellis, Rolf, Mathews.

The 1940-1941 season started with a new member of the conference.  Two new high schools became part of the Minneapolis school, but only one, Patrick Henry, or just “Henry” as it became known, field a basketball team.  Mr. Cleve and Mr. Mona would have to factor an additional conference game into the schedule when preparing the squad.

South opened the season against West.  The two teams played a close game with South edging West 31-26.  The next game against Roosevelt was a little easier for the Tigers.  Winning by nine, 36-27. 

South lost a close game against Edison 35-31.  The result was much the same against North.  Both teams played well, but North won 38-33. 

Vocational played South on Valentine’s day.  There was no love shown on the court, especially after Vocational’s win last season. This game was close.  One point separated the two teams at the end.  This time, South won, 32-31.

Another close game was against Washburn.  The Millers won 35-32. 

For the first time ever, South took on Henry.  Henry put up a good fight, but the experience of the South players showed in the Tiger victory, 39-24.

The last game of the season was against Marshall, who needed a win to clinch their third consecutive title.  Marshall wasted no time in beating the Tigers.  A combination of good offense and good defense beat the Tigers 40-17.