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2001-2002 School Year
2001-2002 Varsity Basketball Team: Players names not published in 2002 South yearbook.

Coach Scott Carter began his sixth season as the girls head coach.  However, the hope of a great year in the standings went by the wayside very quickly.  The team finished in sixth place in the conference with a 3-9 record and a 5-12 overall records.

The season opened with a non-conference loss to St. Paul Central.  The team did not get on track and the team from St. Paul took advantage, winning 79-31. Game #2 was the first conference game, playing defending conference champion North.  The Polars continued their conference winning streak beating the Tigers by 40, 79-39.  Washburn was the next opponent.  The game was closer than the first two, by the Tigers fell 58-37.  The next game was another non-conference match-up against another St. Paul school, Johnson.  Even though the score was the closest game plays so far, the Tigers again fell 72-56.

South finally won a game against St. Paul Como Park, coming away with a 45-36 win.  A fourth St. Paul team was played right before Winter Break, with the Tigers winning by a basket over St. Paul Highland Park, 53-51.  One week later, however, the Highland Park team exacted some revenge and won the rematch 65-57.

After break, the Tigers lost in a close game to Southwest, 46-42.  Their first conference win came four days later against Henry.  The Tigers won another close game, 63-57.  However, the losses continued.  Edison beat South by 18, 61-42. That was followed by three more losses to, Roosevelt, 52-45, North, 83-33, and Washburn, 50-32.

The last two conference wins came in their rematches with Southwest and Henry. The Southwest game was close, with the Tigers winning 48-44.  As in the first game with Henry, South again won, this time by a 65-56.

The season ended with a conference loss to Roosevelt, 54-47 and then a non-conference loss to Cretin-Derham Hall, 76-43.  The team also lost to Princeton in a non-conference game during the season, 70-58.

The JV team faired a little better, finishing with a 5-5 conference record.  The scores of the two game against Edison were not reported.  The team swept both games with Henry.  They lost both games against North.  They split with Roosevelt, Southwest and Washburn.