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1995-1996 School Year
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1995-1996 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: T. Johnson, F. Spencer, R. Ellison, C. Jones, P. Dubois. Back Row: D. Pearson, C. Foster, G. Philibert, K. Bulander, P. Jeri, M. Brown.

Going into the 1995-1006 season, the team had one goal, improve on last year’s dismal performance. To do that, all the team would have to do is win one conference game, since the Tigers did not win any conference games last season.

The team opened the season with a non-conference game against St. Paul Central.  This was a close game, but the Tigers came out on the wrong end of a 53-49 score.

The Tigers opened their conference season against Washburn.  This close game was back and forth.  In the end, the Tigers won by the slimmest of margins, 50-49.

After Winter Break, the Tigers took on Edison. This close game went against the Tigers.  The Tommies won 69-63.  Roosevelt was next on the list.  The Tigers played hard, but again fell.  The Teddies won 75-62.  Against Henry, the results was the same as the previous two games.  The Patriots won 61-48. 

Things went from bad to worse in the next game.  North systematically took apart the Tigers winning by a season-worse 56 points, 97-41.

The losses kept piling up for the Tigers.  Washburn avenged their earlier loss and won 58-44.  Southwest defeated the Tigers next, 81-69.  Edison won for the second time against the Tigers.  This time the score was 63-52.

South won their second conference game of the season when the played Southwest.  The Tigers played a tough game and won by five, 76-71.

The Tigers ended the season losing their last three conference games.  Roosevelt won 59-52.  North again won big, but not as big as the first game.  The margin was only 44 points, 85-41.  The conference season ended with a six-point loss to Henry, 59-53.

South did win a non-conference game in the winter tournament against Willmar. The score was not reported. 

The team finished with a 2-10 conference record, in last place.  Senior Captain Kristofor Bulander was quoted in the yearbook as saying, “The future looks bright if they can keep working as a team, and practice hard.  They will have no trouble improving.” Head Coach Craig LeSuer and his assistants Joe Hyser and Michael Winston agree with Bulander’s sentiment.