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2000-2001 School Year
2000-2001 Varsity Basketball Team: Players names not published in 2001 South yearbook

The Women’s basketball team looked forward to a great season after last season’s extremely disappointing performance.  The team was again headed by Scott Carter and two extremely competent captains, Jonna Gane and Amy Jones.

The conference season opened against defending State Champion North.  North has been unbeatable in conference play since losing one game during the 1995-96 season.  Again, they were the team to beat for the conference championship. North took an early lead and never looked back, beating the Tigers 71-42.  Despite the loss, the Lady Tigers kept their heads up knowing that North was returning many players and that the South players kept working hard throughout the game.

The second game of the season was against Washburn.  The Miller and Tigers were in an extremely close game.  Whoever scored the last basket would probably win and the Tigers were the team to score last.  South won in a squeaker, 65-64!

Southwest played South in the next conference game and after the game, the Tigers must have felt like they were stranded on an island.  Southwest won by 25 points, 58-33.  Henry followed with an 11 point win over the Tigers, 49-38.

For the Edison game, sophomore Christina Morton was called up from the JV team.  She sparked the Tigers, hitting a couple of three-pointers to give South a 57-42 victory.

A close game against Roosevelt followed, with the Teddies coming out on top, 52-47.  North began the second round of conference games the same way the first round started.  North almost tripled the South score, winning 80-30.

The second game with Washburn was not close.  South took their frustrations out on the Millers, winning by 21, 54-33.  This game was followed by three other losses.  The Tigers lost to Southwest by a closer score than game 1, 40-34.  Henry beat the Tigers by one basket, 62-60, and Edison earned a bit of revenge with a three-point win, 54-51.  South closed out the conference season with a win over Roosevelt, 44-35.  This win gave the Tigers a 4-8 conference record, quadrupling the number of wins from the prior year.

In non-conference games, the Tigers also won more games that the previous season.  They destroyed St. Paul Como Park, 58-17.  They then beat St. Paul Highland Park twice in six days, winning the first game 55-43 and the second game 46-28.  The second game was played as part of a holiday tournament.

The Tigers lost to St. Paul Central, 65-37, South St. Paul, 61-55, Richfield, 52-32, Robbinsdale Cooper, 52-30, and Marshall, MN, 82-38.