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1999-2000 School Year
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1999-2000 Varsity Team Photo: Players names not listed in the 2000 South Yearbook.

The 1999-2000 season straddled two centuries, beginning the season in the 20th century and ending in the 21st century. The Tigers hoped that the new century would bring about change in their success. It would be the responsibility of Head Coach Joe Hyser and Assistant Coach Charles Hallman to lead the team into the new century.

Among non-conference games, the Tigers played three St. Paul schools, all in December.  They opened the season with losses to Central and Highland Park.  Central won 66-58 and Highland Park won 61-52.  Como Park was the victim of South’s first win of the season.  A 28-point win gave the Tigers confidence going into the conference season.  The Tigers also lost to Robbinsdale Armstrong 54-47.

The Tigers opened the conference season against Southwest, a team they had success against in recent history.  Southwest however, turned the table on South and won 85-56!  This loss forced the Tigers to work harder in practice before taking on Roosevelt. Both teams played well, with South coming out ahead 64-58. 

North was the next opponent and no one gave the Tigers a chance.  This game was extremely close with the Tigers pulling out a 77-75 win.  Against Washburn, the results was similar, a 64-57 Tiger win.

Henry had their way with the Tigers in the next game.  The Patriots won 69-45.  Edison was the last opponent of the first half.  The Tigers fell 63-44. This left the Tigers at a 3-3 conference record after the first round.

After being shocked by Southwest in the first game of the season, South took their rivals more seriously in game 2.  The Lakers were no match for the Tigers, losing by 20 88-68.  South gained revenge for their earlier loss.

South continued the winning with a 17 points victory over Roosevelt, 81-64.  North again fell to the Tigers, this time 66-61.  Washburn also fell to the Tigers 72-62. 

The second game against Henry was more competitive than the first.  Even though Henry won again, the nine point difference was an improvement over the first game.  The final score was 87-78.  The Tigers finished the conference season gaining revenge for their earlier loss to Edison.  The Tigers won by 10, 68-58.

In Region competition, the Tiger faced St. Paul Central. Both teams played a low-scoring, defensive game which ended with a final score of 42-40.  Unfortunately, South’s season came to an end with this loss.

The Tigers finished the season with an 8-4 conference record good for second place.