Sanford Pentagon Continues to Strike Gold on Basketball Classics
This past weekend the Sanford Pentagon hosted the Samaritan's Feet Barefoot Classic with nine great games. Now the facility is getting ready for another classic.
The Sanford Pentagon has provided basketball fans around the area with the opportunity to see teams from different states, along with the opportunity to see games that normally wouldn't be played.
Cross conference games are always interesting. As part of the Samaritan's Feet Barefoot Classic, Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt all played teams from South Dakota Class A. The result? Class A won two of the three. Sioux Falls Christian was able to secure a walk-off block to defeat Washington 57-55. In another close game, Madison defeated Roosevelt 46-40. Lincoln received its first win by defeating Sioux Valley 56-48.
Sioux Falls O'Gorman, Canistota, and Tea Area all participated in games against schools from outside of the state. South Dakota teams went 2-1. O'Gorman picked up a 76-64 win over Western Christian (IA). Tea Area also won 68-42 over Worthington (MN). West Lyon (IA) was the only out-of-state team to win defeating Canistota 61-57.
Two classics are in the books, but the Sanford Pentagon isn't done yet. The Sanford Pentagon is scheduled to host the 2nd annual Heritage Classic on January 16. Nine games in total will be played.
The Heritage Classic will feature teams from South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. This classic, unlike the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Girls Pentagon Classic and Samaritan's Feet Barefoot Boys Pentagon Classic, will feature both boys and girls basketball games.
Teams from South Dakota include Colman-Egan, Irene-Wakonda, Waverly/South Shore, Sisseton, Sioux Falls Christian, Dakota Valley, Winner, Clark/Willow Lake, Aberdeen Roncalli, and St. Thomas More. Rock Valley (IA) and Fergus Falls (MN) will be the teams that come from out-of-state.
Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door the day of the event.
2016 Heritage Classic:
9:00 AM - Colman-Egan girls vs. Irene-Wakonda girls
10:30 AM - Colman-Egan boys vs. Waverly/South Shore boys
12:00 PM - Sisseton girls vs. Sioux Falls Christian girls
1:30 PM - Fergus Falls (Minn.) boys vs. Sisseton boys
3:00 PM - Dakota Valley girls vs. Rock Valley (Iowa) girls
4:30 PM - Dakota Valley boys vs. Rock Valley (Iowa) boys
6:00 PM - Winner girls vs. Clark/Willow Lake girls
7:30 PM - Winner boys vs. Aberdeen Roncalli boys
9:00 PM - St. Thomas More boys vs. Clark/Willow Lake boys