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1979-1980 School Year
1979-1980 Varsity Women’s Basketball Team: Front Row: Marlo Rosenau, Sarah Ocel, Karen Brezinka, Gail Thompson, Brenda Aguilar. Back Row: Assistant Coach Willie Owens, Val Stand, Melanie Frazier, Annette Jeffrey, Tanya McDavid, Darcy Alm, Carrie Boswell, Head Coach Kirk Nelson

Head Coach Kirk Nelson began his sixth year coaching the South Women’s basketball team.  Again, he was assisted by Willie Owens.  Both coaches guided the Varsity and JV teams though a hard but fun season. 

Darcy Alm, Sarah Ocel and Carrie Boswell served as captains, helping the coaches mold the team into what everyone hoped would be a winning season.  The Varsity team finished with a 9-7 conference record.

Only two conference games were played before Winter Break.  The Tigers opened against Central, and the team had an easy victory, winning 53-29.  The second game was against Edison.  This game was much closer.  Unfortunately for the Tigers, the Tommies won by a 47-44 score.

After Winter Break, South lost their next two games.  North won another close game 51-46.  Washburn also won a low-scoring game 36-30.

The Tigers then went on a three game winning streak.  They first defeated Roosevelt 42-36.  Henry was the next victim, losing 52-47.  West was then demolished 44-12.

The first half of the conference schedule ended with a loss to Southwest 46-32. 

Beginning the second half of the conference schedule, the Tigers again defeated Central, this time by a 48-43 score.  Things seemed to be repeating as Edison again defeated South 49-43. 

However, against North, the Tigers exacted some revenge defeating the Polars.  The score was not reported.  The Tigers then turned the tables on Washburn, defeating the Millers 57-43. Unfortunately, Roosevelt turned the tables on the Tigers and avenged their  earlier loss, beating the Tigers 65-55.

Henry, 44-35, and West, 66-31, were both defeated by the Tigers, giving South a sweep against both teams.  The Tigers lost their last conference game to Southwest 47-41.

The JV finished with a 6-9 record.  One result was not reported. The JV swept Central and North. They split with Edison. The JV lost both games to Henry, Roosevelt, Southwest, and Washburn. The Tiger JV defeated West in their first game, but no score was reported for the second game.