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Women's Basketball 2007-2008
Brianna Edwards: #33—Junior—Varsity--Fourth year playing basketball—also plays volleyball. Brianna says volleyball is her passion. She has been playing since she was little. She says that basketball is more of a mental game than a physical game.

The 2007-2008 season was considered a rebuilding year.  The Lady Poalrs were filled with seniors, but few received major playing time. The future for the team is bright however.  The season began with the annual Thanksgiving Pat Patterson Tournament at Hamline University.  The Lady Polars drew a tough Cretin Derham Hall team and lost their opening game of the season.  They rebounded to defeat Andover for the second game of the tournament. 

The third game, a non-conference

T’keyhia Taylor: #11—Sophomore—Varsity--Second year playing basketball—T’keyhia says she is attracted to basketball because it is fun and you learn more skills. Basketball is hard at times and it taxes your thinking skills.
game against Waconia the Lady Polars also won.  They easily defeated Edison in their conference opener.  However, things turned grim when the Lady Polars the faced second-ranked South Tigers.  The Tigers, a Class AAAA team, defeated the Lady Polars 95-48.

During Winter Break, the Lady Polars played in the UW-Stout Tournament and defeated Hudson, Iowa and Menomonie, Wisconsin.  The final score of the Menomonie game, 29-26, was reminiscent of a game from the 1970's.

The Lady Polars

Kendell Martin: #10—Freshman— Varsity--Third year playing basketball—also plays tennis and plans on playing badminton.
returned to class and lost the following two games to Robbinsdale Armstrong and Roosevelt.  Roosevelt was ranked in the top 10 in Class AA.  North then defeated both Henry and Southwest.

The Lady Polars, along with the Men's team, traveled to Chicago to play in the annual MLK Holiday Tournament.  Teams from all over the country attend.  On Saturday, the Lady Polars played a team from Jefferson New York and defeated the 63-54.  The lost the Monday game against Provo East, Illinois

Kelli Weddington: #21—Senior—J.V.—First year playing basketball—Kelli thinks basketball is a very competitive sport and is a contact sport.

After their return to Minneapolis, the Lady Polars defeated Washburn and Edison.  The next game was a home game against South.  The Tigers again won, but the Lady Polars gained respect losing only 68-52.  They also lost to Roosevelt and Southwest while defeating Henry and Washburn.

The Varsity was seeded 6th in the Region 6AAA tournament and unfortunately lost in the first round to Delano 69-56.  The team ended with a 12-9 overall record and 7-5 conference record, tied for third with Roosevelt.

Roxanne Bell: #24—Freshman Team-- First year playing basketball.

As state earlier, the future is bright for the Lady Polars.  The Junior Varsity finished with an 11-3 overall record and a 10-2 conference record for 2nd place.  The only conference losses were to South.

The 9th grade team, finishedwith a 9-2 overall record and 8-0 conference record.   The Lady Polar 9th grade team defeated St. Paul Central in the Twin City game 53-42 to claim the 9th grade Twin City title as well.