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2013-2014 School Year
2013-2014 Varsity Team Photo: Players names not listed in 2014 South Yearbook.

The Tigers began the season with the goal of repeating as conference champion, although they hoped they would not have to share the crown.  South would be tested as they tried to repeat.

South opened the season with a group of non-conference games.  South’s first opponent was Breck.  South took control and led the entire game and won 84-64.  The next game was against the team from Moorhead.  This game excited fans from both schools, especially since one of the team travelled about 250 miles to play the game.  South fans went home happy as the Tigers won 85-79.  South was in control of their game against St. Anthony from the beginning, devouring St. Anthony 73-34.  The Tigers won their fourth straight game when they took on St. Paul Highland Park.  Again, South was in complete control and won 76-50.

The conference season opened against North.  This game showed the strength of the conference as both team played well.  However, the Polars came out ahead by a slim 78-75 score.  The Tigers won another non-conference game, this time against St. Paul Harding.  This was the largest victory of the season at 47 points.  The final score was 81-34.

Washburn was the second conference opponent and again both teams played well, with the Millers claiming the victory 73-66.  Before breaking for the Holidays, South played Wayzata in another non-conference match-up.  Wayzata handed the Tigers their first non-conference loss of the season, 85-78. 

South began the New Year against St. Paul Johnson.  The Tigers played hard, but Johnson took the game 85-71.  Edison gave the Tigers their first conference win, 67-49.  The Tigers took on Edina and the Hornets kept with South and in the end, won the game 83-75.  The Tigers took on long-time rival Roosevelt and gained another victory over a conference opponent, 76-54.  Against Robbinsdale Armstrong, the Tigers seemed to never be in the game.  Armstrong seemed to score at will winning 92-55.

A short winning streak began when the Tigers beat Henry 86-71.  Revenge was gained on North for their earlier win, as South won 89-73.  The Tigers continued their hot streak against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.  The final was 72-55.

The winning streak was followed by a losing streak.  Eden Prairie won by six, 80-74.  Washburn and South played a barn burner, with the Millers winning by a slim 65-64.  Southwest and South also played a close game with the Lakers coming out on top, 80-74.  The losing streak reached four games against Buffalo.  This game was the only one in the streak that was not close, with Buffalo winning79-63.

South then went on another winning streak.  Minnehaha Academy lost 65-57.  Edison was beat 61-41.  The streak reached three with a 76-58 win over St. Louis Park.  The fourth straight win was a 91-76 victory over Southwest.  Roosevelt lost for the fifth straight win, 74-69. 

Henry and South played an exciting game.  After two halves, the teams were tied and headed into overtime.  South was trying to extend the winning streak.  In the end, Henry won 65-62. 

South’s season ended in the Region 6AAAA tournament when they lost to Minnetonka 77-67.

South finished the conference season with a 7-5 record, good for third place.  Overall the team was 15-12.

Head Coach Joe Hyser was assisted by Charles Hallman, Ken Armstrong, Jason Daisy, and Johnell Hallman.