The Dakota State University athletic department has set the pairings for this year’s annual girls’ basketball classic to be held on January 14th at the DSU Fieldhouse. A total of 16 teams from three states (South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota) are scheduled to compete in the classic.
The eight-game schedule starts at 9am with Hills-Beaver Creek taking on White River. Mitchell Christian faces Kadoka at 10:30am, while McLaughlin plays Elk Point-Jefferson at 12pm.
Hill City plays Lennox at 1:30pm, while Lakota Tech faces Crofton, who is ranked No. 6 in Nebraska’s Class C-2 rankings.
The evening session begins at 4:30pm with Chester taking on Madison. Garretson is scheduled to play Sergeant Bluff-Linton at 6pm.
The classic wraps up with the current South Dakota Class ‘A’ top-ranked team, Hamlin, taking on West Lyon at 7:30pm. The Chargers advanced to last year’s South Dakota Class ‘A’ championship game, while the Wildcats advanced in Iowa Class 3A’s state semifinals last season.
Admission to the game is $8 for adults, $4 for K-12th grade and free for pre-school and younger.
Below are the pairings and game times:
2023 Dakota State University Girls’ Basketball Classic
|Game 1: Hills-Beaver Creek (Minn.) vs. White River||9 a.m.||LIVE VIDEO|
|Game 2: Mitchell Christian vs. Kadoka||10:30 a.m.||LIVE VIDEO|
|Game 3: McLaughlin vs. Elk Point-Jefferson||12 p.m.||LIVE VIDEO|
|Game 4: Hill City vs. Lennox||1:30 p.m.||LIVE VIDEO|
|Game 5: (RV) Lakota Tech vs. (6) Crofton (Neb.)||3 p.m.||LIVE VIDEO|
|Game 6: Chester vs. Madison||4:30 p.m.||LIVE VIDEO|
|Game 7: Garretson vs. Sergeant Bluff-Linton (Iowa)||6 p.m.||LIVE VIDEO|
|Game 8: (1) Hamlin vs. West Lyon (Iowa)||7:30 p.m.||LIVE VIDEO|
The annual boys’ basketball classic is scheduled for Saturday, January 21st, and the pairings will be announced 10 days prior to the event.