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1983-1984 School Year
1983-1984 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Maurice Hickman, Andre Richardson, Larry Thomas. Middle Row: Marcel Scott, Anthony Johnson, Ricky Hill, Andrew Hargens, Paul Hill, Robert Malone, Jim Ronald, Coach Levain Carter. Back Row: Mike Wynne, Daryl Webster, Dale Flatta, Jerome Plunkett, Charles Davis

The 1983-1984 Tiger basketball team was an experienced yet young team.  That experience gave the team a will to win and it developed a closeness between the players. That closeness allowed for Coach Levain Carter to substitute at will and the chemistry of the team would not change.  Captains Maurice Hickman and Larry Thomas agreed that the interchangeability of the players was one of the greatest assets of the team, according to what was reported in the yearbook.

The Tigers opened the season with a non-conference game against St. Paul Johnson.  The Tigers put up a fight but lost in the end 55-49.

The Conference season opened against North.  The Polars Showed why they would go on to win the conference title, winning 73-60.

South then took on Edison in a record-setting performance.  The 95-45 win was the largest margin of victory in South history, at 50 points.  The prior record, 45 point, was set in the 1975-1976 season also against Edison.

Against Southwest, the team had to work for a victory.  The Millers fought hard, but fell 58-50.  Roosevelt was next and the Teddies worked as hard as the Millers did, but the result was the same, A 66-59 Tiger win.

Henry was next, but there is no record of a score of this game.  A game against Washburn ended the first half of the conference season.  Washburn was no match for South, losing 72-43.

The Tigers started the second half against North.  The Polars, leading the conference were in for a fight.  With the Tigers down by two point with seconds remaining, Paul Hill took a shot from deep in the back court.  The Polars prevailed 73-71, the closest North/South game in history according to the yearbook.

South again took on Edison.  The fans expected another blow out, but the Teddies played hard.  South won, but only by 11, 59-48.  Against Southwest, the Tigers stumbled and lost 62-47.  South bounced back against Roosevelt with a 71-65 win, but fell to the Patriots.  The score was not reported.  In the last game of the conference season, the Tigers beat Washburn by six, 58-52.

The Tigers finished with a 7-4 record, good for fourth place.  After the season, Maurice Hickman was named to the All-Conference team.