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2010-2011 School Year
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2010-2011 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Sadiqah Jihad, Diamond Lane, Sattoria Rule, Laura Thomas, Ty Harris, Leelee Jones. Back Row: Head Coach Ahmil Jihad, Hamda Hassan, Carissa Simons, Delilah Taylor, Kaneesha Green, Eva Mitchell, Unnamed Assistant Coach.

The Tigers opened the 2010-2011 season expecting to do well.  Head Coach Ahmil Jihad was in his seventh season as head coach and again he was assisted by Steve Sutton.  Because of the consistence, big things were expected from the Tigers.

The Tigers began the season with 10 straight non-conference games.  Their first conference game was not until after Winter Break.  The season’s first game was against St. Paul Highland Park.  This game was a lot closer than more people expected, with the Tigers winning by a 71-67 margin.

Easier games followed (if you go by the scores).  South defeated Minnehaha Academy 70-58.  That was followed by a 79-42 defeat of St. Paul Como Park.  Wayzata put up a good fight but lost 62-55.  The closest game of the short season came against Bloomington Kennedy.  The one-point victor, 58-57, boosted the team’s confidence. 

Burnsville lost 64-52 and Maranatha Christian Academy fell 56-42.  Winter Break ended with South winning three games in a tournament against Chanhassen, 81-57, Blaine, 39-24, and Roseville, 60-53.

The Tigers came into the Conference season with a 10-0 non-conference record.  The winning continued.  Washburn fell 74-30.  That was followed by victories over Southwest, 69-34, Roosevelt, 59-42, and Henry, 85-28.  The team  took a break from conference play to beat St. Paul Johnson 74-55. 

The Tigers highest scoring game of the season came against North.  South won by 82 points, 98-16!  The entire team played in this game.  Edison provided the closest conference game of the season, However, South still won by nine, 76-67. Roosevelt, 73-54, and Washburn , 67-29, also fell.

The Tigers took one more break from the conference schedule to play St. Paul Humboldt.  The Tigers won 73-52. Southwest fell in the next game 69-53.

The first loss of the season came against Eden Prairie The game was close but the Eagles won 50-41.  The Tigers returned to winning while finishing up the conference schedule.  They beat Henry 75-19, North 73-25, and Edison 75-37.  South finished with a 12-0 conference record.

The next game was the Twin City Championship.  South Played St. Paul Central.  This was the sixth time in the last seven season that the two team s played for the Twin City title.  South won for the fourth time, 78-63.

The team then headed to regions.  The first game came against conference rival Southwest.  The Lakers tried to give South a good game, but the Tigers won 60-46.  The second conference game was against Minnetonka.  The game was extremely close. Unfortunately, the Tigers were on the short end of the score losing 81-78.

The team finished with a 26-2 overall record.  Four players were named to the All-Conference squad.  Sadigah Jihad, Diamond Lane and Sattroria Rule were named to the first team.  Kaneesha Green was named to the second team.  Sattroria Ruse was named Conference Player of the Year.  Head Coach Ahmed Jihad was also honored as the Conference Coach of the Year.

The Junior Varsity finished the season with a 5-7 record in the conference, good for fourth place.  Overall, they were 10-13.  The C-Squad had also did not fare well, finishing the conference season with a 1-7 record, only defeating Edison because Edison forfeited.  Overall, the C-Squad was 1-17.