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Hanson Classic boys basketball.

Canistota's Tye Merrill (1) calls for his teammate while playing a basketball game against the Clark/Willow Lake Cyclones during the 41st Hanson Classic on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the Corn Palace.
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MITCHELL — The 41st Hanson Classic kicks off with three action packed boys basketball games between the Harding County Ranchers and the Bridgewater-Emery, the Gregory Gorillas and the Hanson Beavers and the Clark/Willow Lake Cyclones and the Canistota Hawks on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the Corn Palace.

Harding County defeats the Bridgewater-Emery Huskies 52-49

Hanson control Gregory to a 50-38 victory

Clark/Willow Lake come out on top against Canistota 47-41

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