A game for all ages will take place at the Dakota State University Fieldhouse on Saturday around 9 p.m. It will be the last of nines games of the Hefty Seeds High School Boys Basketball Classic.
Madison (9-2) will take on the Minot Magicians (12-0) for the premier battle of the day. Minot was supposed to have a pair of games this week before coming to Madison and battling the Bulldogs.
This game should cap off a great day of high school boys' basketball at the DSU Fieldhouse.
The day will begin at 9 a.m. with Mitchell Christian battling Gayville-Volin.
Other games following the first contest will have Andes Central/Dakota Christian against Viborg-Hurley; Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain (Minn.) facing St. Francis; Colman-Egan facing Sanborn Central/Woonsocket; Turtle Mountain, N.D. against Irene-Wakonda; Bon Homme playing Colome; Mt. Vernon/Plankinto vs. Little Wound; and Richland, N.D.
Several of the teams bring great marks into this Classic. Irene-Wakonda
(6-3) placed second in the State B Tournament last season. Colman-Egan (8-4) last weekend placed second in the Dakota Valley Conference Tournament.
Wolsey-Wessington (9-1) is receiving votes in the latest South Dakota Sportswriters Association Poll.
Other teams that have outstanding records: Andes Central/Dakota Christian (8-5), Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (7-3), Colome (9-2), Mt. Vernon/Plankinton
(8-2) and Little Wound (10-3).
If the premier matchup is like anything like the girls' featured game a couple of the weeks ago, fans will not be disappointed. Hamlin beat Little Wound in overtime in a showdown of top five teams.
If you like the boys' classic on Saturday, the Hefty Seed Combo Shootout is set for Feb. 4 with 18 teams and nine games.
See you at the games.