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Top-ranked showdowns highlight Hanson Classic girls schedule

Matchups between the top-two ranked girls basketball teams in both Class A and Class B highlight the 36th annual Hanson Classic schedule Jan. 12 at the Corn Palace.

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Matchups between the top-two ranked girls basketball teams in both Class A and Class B highlight the 36th annual Hanson Classic schedule Jan. 12 at the Corn Palace.

In the final two games of a nine-game slate, No. 1-ranked St. Thomas More will face No. 2 Lennox at 7:30 p.m., in a rematch of the 2017 Class A state championship game. At 9 p.m., No. 1 Ethan will battle No. 2 Warner in a battle of perennial powers in Class B to cap the day’s action.

At 6 p.m., Class B’s third-ranked De Smet and fourth-ranked Corsica-Stickney will battle. The Bulldogs (7-0) and the Jaguars (5-0) are two of the last five undefeated teams in Class B. That game will be preceded by two Class A-level matchups, with Flandreau playing Crofton (Neb.) at 3 p.m., while Dell Rapids and Pine Ridge will take the court at 4:30 p.m.

Play will start at 9 a.m., with Avon facing Waubay/Summit. The hosts Hanson will play Sully Buttes at 10:30 a.m., followed by Tripp-Delmont/Armour and Irene-Wakonda at noon. Freeman and Faulkton Area will meet up in a 1:30 p.m. game to complete the schedule.

There will be about 10 minutes between games and all times are approximate. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are good for the entire day of games.

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Jan. 12 -- Girls basketball -- at the Corn Palace

Records through Jan. 4 games

9 a.m.: Avon (3-3) vs Waubay/Summit (4-2)

10:30 a.m.: Hanson (3-3) vs. Sully Buttes (4-2)

Noon: Tripp-Delmont/Armour (4-1) vs. Irene-Wakonda (5-3)

1:30 p.m.: Freeman (4-2) vs. Faulkton Area (4-2)

3 p.m.: Flandreau (4-2) vs. Crofton (Neb.) (10-2)

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4:30 p.m.: Dell Rapids (3-3) vs. Pine Ridge (7-1)

6 p.m.: De Smet (7-0) vs. Corsica-Stickney (5-0)

7:30 p.m.: St. Thomas More (5-1) vs. Lennox (7-1)

9 p.m.: Ethan (5-0) vs. Warner (5-1)

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