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1939-1940 School Year
1939-1940 Varsity Team Photo: Back Row: Bingham, Cupka, Ellis, Carter, Swanson, Jones, Foss, McGinnis. Front Row: Lande, Chamberlain, Hohage, Docko, Peterson, Calder, Egeberg.

The 1939-1940 basketball season was average based on past evidence.  The team finished in the middle of the pack in fourth place with a 5-3 record.  Coached Frank Cleve and Luther Mona prepared the young men for the contests which they would participate in.

South opened the regular season against defending champion Marshall. South put up a good fight, but fell in the end 36-31.  Marshall would retain their title by the end of the season for the second year in a row.

West was the next opponent.  South won by 20 points, 41-21.  Against Roosevelt, the Tigers again won, but this time by only 10 points, 32-22.

Edison was next.  South played them as hard as they played against Marshall and the results was exactly the same.  South lost 36-31.

A very close came against North was next on the agenda.  One free throw made the difference.  South won 38-37.  Against Central, South took out some frustrations.  South seemed to score at will, winning 43-29.

Vocational has always been an easy win for the Tigers.  For the first time in South history, Vocational won, and won big, 48-24!

Washburn was the last opponent for the season.  This game was again close.  One basket made the difference.  South won 38-36.