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1993-1994 School Year

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Beginning his third season, Head Coach Craig LeSuer and his staff new the South basketball team would be extremely competitive.  The Tigers hoped to contend for the conference title. 

The Tigers opened with non-conference games against St. Paul Humboldt and St. Paul Central, two teams that are normally powerhouses in the St. Paul Conference.  The first game, against Humboldt, was extremely close.  The Tigers worked hard and earned a 78-74 victory.  The game against Central was a little easier.  The Tigers jumped out to a lead and kept it, winning 75-64.

South opened the conference season against North.  The Tigers played hard, but really were not much of a challenge for the Polars.  North won 79-63.

South then took care of business against Edison.  The Tommies were beaten by 23, 85-62.  Against Roosevelt, the Teddies and Tigers were in a dog-fight. (Or maybe we should say an animal fight.)  South barely won, 68-66.  Against Southwest, the Tigers had a little easier time, winning 71-63.

South was handed a major defeat my Washburn during the next game.  The Miller deflated the success of the Tigers, winning 96-73

The Tigers finished the first half of the conference season with a convincing win over Henry.  The Patriots did not give South a lot of competition.  The Tigers won 79-62.  This was followed by another non-conference games against a St. Paul school, Harding.  The Tigers made it three straight wins over the St. Paul schools with a 66-55 win.

In their rematch with North, the Tigers again fell, losing this time 80-70.  However, just like after the last game, South went on a four-game winning streak.  In a close game, South defeated Edison 77-72.  In an even closer game, the Tigers eked out a win against Roosevelt 60-59.  South took their fourth win from a St. Paul school, defeating Johnson soundly 97-64.  The last victory in this streak was a 76-69 win over Southwest.

Washburn was the next opponent and again the roughed up the Tigers, winning this time 93-75.  South finished the conference season with a 108-78 win over Henry.

When talking about the season, senior Ben Wogsland was quoted by the yearbook as saying, “At the beginning of the season, people didn’t expect us to do well, but we proved them wrong.”  The Tigers finished win an 8-4 conference record, good for third place.

According to the yearbook, senior Patrick Williams said, “We have a lot of goals, but mainly we want to give the fans excitement.  With the many close scores, the Tigers accomplished their goal.

Coach LeSuer was again assisted by Joe Hyser and Michael Winston.