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2004-2005 School Year

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With experienced gained last season, the Tigers were poised to take another run at the Conference title.  However, transfers of some key players hurt South’s chances to win.

The Tigers opened the season with a comfortable win against Edison.  The Tommies tried to keep the game close, but in the end, South won 55-45.  The team felt good about the win, but disaster followed. South lost their next five conference games.

Against Southwest, the Tigers drowned.  The Lakers took advantage of South mistakes and won 57-45.  Roosevelt also capitalized on mistakes and tamed the Tigers 68-47.  South hung with North for a while before being frozen out 59-50.  The Patriots from Henry defeated the Tigers like George Washington and the original Patriots beat the British, winning 89-53.  Washburn made Tiger pie and baked South 72-54.  The first half of the season ended with a 1-5 record.

The second half of the conference schedule was much better, but South dug itself into a hole it could not climb out of.  For the second time this season, South defeated Edison. The final score was 53-44.  Edison was the only Minneapolis school not to defeat South this season. Southwest again beat the Tigers.  The final was 64-37.

South gained revenge for the earlier loss to Roosevelt and won 80-71.  North and Henry both defeated the Tigers for the second time this season.  North won 67-58 and Henry won 79-49.  The last conference game of the season was against Washburn.  The Tigers played their best game of the season, winning 71-54.

South finished with a 4-8 record, in sixth place.  Joe Hyser was again the head coach and Charles Hallman returned as one of his assistants.