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1987-1988 School Year
1987-1988 Varsity Basketball Team: Back Row: J. Draeger, G. Kinely, L. Heider, Head Coach K. Anderson, M. Lundatim, K. Ostendorf. Front Row: A. Thompson, E. Rand, T. Owens, B. Cotton.

The 1987-1988 began with promise.  The team was maturing and showing promise after their second place finish a year earlier with no seniors on the team.  They also had a new Head Coach, Kevin Anderson.

The team started the conference season with a four game winning streak.  That combined with the five game streak at the end of the 1986-1987 season gave the Tigers a 9-game winning streak.

The first game was against Roosevelt.  The Teddies were beaten 46-30.  Washburn was beaten 56-34.  Edison was the next victim, losing 54-22.  The Henry Patriots were the next victim, losing 56-30.

Southwest was the next game and they caged the Tigers easily, winning 48-2.  North finished the first half of the Conference season.  Even though the game was closer than the Southwest game, the Polars still won, 64-55.

The second half started as the first half did.  A 24 point win over Roosevelt, 66-42, was followed by a 14 point win over Washburn, 54-40. Edison was the next victim, losing by 30, 65-35.  Henry was defeated by 19 points, 62-43.

Next came the rematch with Southwest.  Southwest won the first game by 20 points.  South had an uphill battle. The game was a back-and-forth event, with South winning 53-49.  The final game was against North.  They lost only one game.  South lost two.  If South won, there would be a three-way tie for the conference title.  (Southwest lost two games).  Unfortunately for the Tigers, North took the lead and never looked back.  The Polars won 65-49.  South finished with a 9-3 record and in third place.

Two non-conference game scores were reported.  South beat St. Paul Central 62-28 and St. Paul Como Park 66-52.