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2002-2003 School Year

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This year’s basketball team started out the season with high expectations.  In the past few years, the Tigers have become major competitors in the city conference.  The team was led by Head Coach Joe Hyser and Assistant Coach Charles Hallman, who were determined to bring a championship to South.

The conference season started out against Southwest.  The Tigers were in complete control of the game from the start.  By the end of the game, South won by 30, 79-49.  This game was followed by a 26 point win over Roosevelt, 81-55.

The next two game would be the real test on how good the Tigers were.  First was North.  This was an extremely close game, with the Polars edging the Tigers 68-61.  Henry was next.  Again, South was in the game, but the Patriots won by nine, 72-63.

South returned to the win column against Washburn.  This was the largest win of the season for the Tigers, 33 points. The final score was 75-42.  Edison fell next, 61-55.  The first half ended and South was in third place with a 4-2 record.

The second round started with another win against Southwest.  This game was closer, but again South was in control and won 62-46.  Roosevelt also fell again, this time 71-48.

South had a chance to closer to the conference lead in their next game, against North.  North was undefeated at the time.  Unfortunately for the Tigers, North came out and was in total control of the game and won 87-60. 

Against Henry, the other team that defeated the Tigers in the first round, South came out and played extremely hard.  The game came down to the last minutes, but Henry pulled out a 65-62 win. 

South finished the conference season with wins against Washburn, 76-68, and Edison, 63-42.  They ended the season in third place with an 8-4 record.  The only conference losses were from two State Champions, North won the Class AAAA title and Henry won the Class AAA title.

The only non-conference score reported was a 71-55 win against St. Paul Central.

In Region play, the only score reported was a win over Cretin-Derham Hall, 68-66.