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1972-1973 School Year
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1972-1973 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: J. Rich, F. Wiles, Z. Taylor, J. Book. C. Collins. Back Row: L. Chatman, Coach Mona, M. Milbrath, S. Johnson, L. Chayer, B. Johnson, B. Town.

The 1972-1973 season was historic for a number of reasons.  First, the team set a record for the most conference losses in school history, losing all 14 games they played.  Secondly, it marked the end of the 31-year head coaching of Luther Mona.  Coach Mona announced he would retire at the end of the season.

The Tigers opened the season losing to Henry, 87-75.  This was followed by losses to Southwest, 68-61, Marshall-University, 70-51, Washburn, 68-53, Edison, 58-45, Central, 62-57, and Vocational, 59-55. This ended the first half of the conference season.

The second half of the season was a mirror image of the first half.  North won 72-46.  This was followed by losses to Roosevelt, 59-34, West, 67-51, Washburn, 90-54, Henry, 65-46, Central 63-62, and Southwest 79-71.

In non-conference games, the Tigers lost to St. Paul Mechanic Arts 61-41.  The lone bright spot was a win over Minnehaha Academy. 

In the Region E-AA tournament, South lost two games.  First to Spring Lake Park, 66-57, then to Burnsville, 67-60.