St. James Lutheran School Girls 2011-12 Basketball Team
Scheduled basketball games included many local Lutheran elementary schools and travel to several tournaments. We are proud to say that our girls played with heart and charity. What defined this team and our sports philosophy is that this was a team effort, a team win, and a team loss. Many of our girls were on the team for their first year and the comaraderie they found and the challenges they met were more important than the trophies and medals that within a short time will gather dust. That said, we are very proud of the way our girls conducted themselves on and off the court and of the fine coaching they had that allowed them to shine. The Girls Basketball team ended their regular season with a 24-0 record and seven local tournament wins. They earned the Minnesota Lutheran Girls Basketball State Champions title after three wins during the state tournament.During tournament play at the National Lutheran Basketball Tournament in Valparaiso, Indian,the girls lost in very close games to highly competitive teams. The games were webcast to a supporting audience at home. We are extremely proud of the young ladies and are looking forward to another joyfilled season.