Pairings for Annual DSU Girls Classic Announced

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
Time (CST)
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.