MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department is excited to announce the teams that will be competing in the ninth annual DWU/Culver's Classic on Feb. 9 and 10 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D.
For the third-straight year, the classic will begin with six girls' high school basketball games on Friday. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., Howard will take on Burke/South Central. At 3 p.m., Parkston will play Pine Ridge in a Class 'A' matchup and Corsica-Stickney will have a 4:30 p.m. showdown with Bridgewater-Emery. Rounding out the final three games of the day, Sioux Falls Christian will take on McCook Central/Montrose at 6 p.m., and Tripp-Delmont/Armour will face off with Avon at 7:30 p.m. In the finale at 9 p.m., Hanson squares off with De Smet.
"We are extremely excited to be hosting the Ninth Annual DWU/Culver's Classic," DWU Athletic Director Jon Hart said. "None of this would be possible without the help of our generous sponsors and supporting communities. These two days are going to feature some outstanding matchups and some of the best teams and players in the state."
The boys' portion will be begin on Saturday, Feb. 10 and games will follow one hour and 30 minutes after the tip-off of the first contest at 10:00am. The teams participating in this year's DWU/Culver's Classic include seven Class 'A' schools followed by nine Class 'B' schools. Teams are listed in no particular order, beginning with Class 'A' schools: Aberdeen Roncalli, Dell Rapids, Mount Vernon/Plankinton, Parker, Pine Ridge, Sioux Falls Christian, St. Thomas More, Bridgewater-Emery, Canistota, Colman-Egan, Corsica-Stickney, De Smet, Irene/Wakonda, Freeman Academy/Marion, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket and White River.
The boys' pairings will be announced on the KMIT Saturday Morning Coaches' Show with Tim Smith on Saturday, Feb. 3. Courtside tickets go on sale today, Feb. 1 at the Corn Palace Box Office (605-995-8430). Courtside seating will be 25 dollars each day, while general admission for each day will be 10 dollars for an adult, five dollars for a student and children five and under get in free.
1:30 p.m. – Howard vs. Burke/South Central
3 p.m. – Parkston vs. Pine Ridge
4:30 p.m. – Corsica-Stickney vs. Bridgewater-Emery
6 p.m. – Sioux Falls Christian vs. McCook Central/Montrose
7:30 p.m. – Tripp-Delmont/Armour vs. Avon
9 p.m. – Hanson vs. De Smet
Sioux Falls Christian
St. Thomas More