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Friday, March 20, 2009
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Minneapolis South

Tigers turn from sleepwalkers to bulldozers

By Michael Rand, Star Tribune
Target Center - Minneapolis, Minn.

South’s Tayler Hill started slowly by shooting 3-for-12 in the first half against Eastview, but she heated up after halftime and finished with 32 points. Photo by Marlin Levison, Star Tribune

For all the talents and accomplishments of Minneapolis South star senior Tayler Hill, the one obvious thing missing -- and the one thing the player and her team want so much -- is a state championship. It would seem unfathomable, then, that the pursuit of such an elusive dream could be jeopardized by something as seemingly innocuous as an off mood at the wrong time. But these are high school sports, and the predictability of the modern world does not apply. That's the best way to explain how South, on the cusp of another state championship game appearance, would annoy coach Ahmil Jihad by goofing around during a walk-through Thursday afternoon. The Tigers would then carry that off- putting energy into a lethargic first half to trail 34-20 at the break in a Class 4A girls' basketball semifinal against Eastview.

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