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1952-1953 School Year

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Coach Luther Mona and the Tiger players were hoping for a better season than was turned in last year when the team only won two conference games. Coach Mona scheduled four non-conference games to begin the season as a tune-up for the battles in the city.

The first game was against Albert Lea.  This was a close game where the Tigers won 53-47.  Austin gave the Tigers a beating, winning 63-47.  The game against Wayzata was close, but again the Tigers lost, 48-42.  The Islanders from DeLaSalle finished off the non-conference game.  The team from the local Catholic school showed the Tigers how the game should be played, winning 66-43.

The Tigers opened against North.  The Polars showed why they were one of the favorites to win the title.  (They finished in second place.)  North won 59-38.

South evened their record against Marshall.  The Cardinals worked hard, but the Tigers were just too much for them, winning 53-46.

South then went on a three game losing streak.  Washburn won 60-43.  Vocational won 57-46.  The closest game was against Henry.  The Tigers were in this game until the last minute when they succumbed 64-61.

South returned to the winning side of the coin against West.  The Tigers took out some of their frustrations winning 61-50.

South lost their next two games.  First, Central won 55-48.  The came Roosevelt.  The Teddies completely defeated the Tigers is all facets of the game, 68-42.  Roosevelt showed why they had an undefeated season with this win.

South ended the season with two wins.  First was against Edison, 53-46.  The second was against Southwest, 58-44.

South then began the District 17 playoff.  Unfortunately, they drew North, who again easily won, this time 61-40.

South ended the conference season with a 4-6 record, tied for seventh place with West.  The team doubled the number of wins they had last season.