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36th boys Hanson Classic pairings set

Six Class A teams and 10 Class B boys basketball teams will fill the Corn Palace for eight games at the 36th annual Hanson Classic on Jan. 20 in Mitchell.

In total, six ranked teams from the latest South Dakota Prep Media poll will be featured at the event with Class A No. 3 Sioux Valley (11-1) taking on Class B No. 2 Bridgewater-Emery at 8:30 p.m. in the final game of the day.

Leading up to the primetime game will be No. 4 Warner (7-1) against Castlewood (7-2) at 4 p.m., followed by No. 5 Aberdeen Roncalli (7-1) against No. 5 White River (9-0) at 5:30 p.m. and No. 4 Tea Area (5-2) against Flandreau (6-3) at 7 p.m.

The day of hoops will start with host Hanson (5-4) facing De Smet (3-5) at 10 a.m., followed by Corsica-Stickney (7-1) against Gregory (4-4) at 11:30 a.m. A pair of West River foes will meet at 1 p.m. as Pine Ridge (4-3) and St. Thomas More (2-6) will faceoff at 1 p.m. followed by Langford Area (6-2) against Canistota (6-1) at 2:30 p.m. The Lions and the Hawks are each receiving votes in the latest poll.

Admission—which is good for all of the games—is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The schedule is tentative and each contest will start 10 minutes after the prior contest ends.

36th Hanson Boys Classic

Jan. 20 at the Corn Palace

10 a.m.: De Smet (3-5) vs. Hanson (5-4)

11:30 a.m.: Corsica-Stickney (7-1) vs. Gregory (4-4)

1 p.m.: Pine Ridge (4-3) vs. St. Thomas More (2-6)

2:30 p.m.: Canistota (6-1) vs. Langford Area (6-2)

4 p.m.: Castlewood (7-2) vs. No. 4 Warner (7-1)

5:30 p.m.: No. 5 Aberdeen Roncalli (7-1) vs. No. 5 White River (9-0)

7 p.m.: No. 4 Tea Area (5-2) vs. Flandreau (6-3)

8:30 p.m.: No. 3 Sioux Valley (11-1) vs. No. 2 Bridgewater-Emery (7-2)

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