Eighteen girls basketball teams are scheduled to meet at the Corn Palace Jan. 18 for the 37th Hanson Classic, which announced its nine-game slate Saturday.

The classic features seven ranked Class A or Class B teams and it will culminate with three top-five showdowns to end the day.

Class A No. 1 Winner faces Class A No. 2 Lennox at 8:30 p.m. to cap the event. Class B No. 1 Corsica-Stickney will play Class B No. 5 White River at 7 p.m. in another top-five showdown. Class A No. 3 St. Thomas More faces Class A No. 4 McCook Central/Montrose at 5:30 p.m.

Sioux Falls Christian plays Sioux Valley at 10 a.m. in the opener, with Parkston to play Hamlin at 11:30 p.m. Waubay/Summit plays Hanson at 1 p.m. and Bridgewater-Emery plays Langford Area at 2:30 p.m. Faulkton Area plays Class B No. 3 Ethan at 4 p.m.

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.


Sioux Falls Christian vs. Sioux Valley, 10 A.M.

Parkston vs. Hamlin, 11:30 P.M.

Waubay/Summit vs. Hanson, 1 P.M.

Bridgewater-Emery vs. Langford Area, 2:30 P.M.

Faulkton Area vs. Ethan, 4 .M

St. Thomas More vs. McCook Central/Montrose, 5:30 P.M.

Corsica-Stickney vs. White River, 7 P.M.

Winner vs. Lennox, 8:30 P.M.