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1989-1990 School Year
1989-1990 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: J. Anderson, R. Young, E. Blaylark, R. Wilson, T. Ford, K. Lundquist. Back Row: Head Coach L. Carter, D. Bell, S. Thayer, E. Nelson, J. Simms, S. Seawright, R. Brown.

The 1989-1990 basketball season began with South hoping to challenge for the conference title.  The Tigers were picked in the pre-season to be one of the favorites in a conference that was considered very balanced.

The team opened the conference season against North.  This back and forth game came down to the last shot of the game.  The final score was 59-58 with South squeezing out the win. The Tommies were the second game of the season.  Edison showed why they did not win a conference game, with the Tigers winning 85-61.

As the school stopped for winter break, the Tigers took on Roosevelt.  The Teddies took the lead and never looked back, winning 62-48.

The next two games were non-conference match-ups between the Tigers and St. Paul Central, with each school hosting one game.  In the first game, South won by six, 62-56.  Central earned some revenge, winning a closer game 63-60.

South returned to conference play with two wins.  Against Southwest, the Tigers won by the second largest margin of the season, 32 points.  The final score was 73-41.  Against Henry, both teams battled to the end with the Tigers pulling out a one-point win, 74-73.

Washburn was the first opponent in February.  This was another one-point game, with the Millers coming out ahead 70-69.  That loss was followed by the Tigers third loss of the conference season, this one against North.  The Polars earned revenge for their earler loss, winning 70-52.

The Tigers racked up their most points of the season and largest win margin as well against Edison.  The Tommies lost 102-52.

Going into the Roosevelt game, South was in second place, one game behind the Teddies. Roosevelt’s earlier win had the Tigers looking for revenge and a share of the conference lead.  The Tigers came out fired up and never looked back, winning 79-51 and claiming a share of the conference lead.

The last three games were all close.  Southwest fell by three, 59-56.  Then came Henry.  Henry was one game behind the Tigers and Teddies.  Again, this close game would impact the conference standings.  The Patriots won 56-50, dropping the Tigers one game behind the Teddies.  The Patriots slipped into a tie for second place with South.

The last game of the season was also close.  This time Washburn was the opponent.  The Millers put up a good fight, but the Tigers hung on to a 67-64 win. 

South finished with an 8-4 conference record, tied with Henry for second place, one game behind Roosevelt.  The Teddies finished with a 9-3 record.