Much like it has been in its first three months, the Sanford Pentagon will be packed full of events this Saturday. That's because the 3,200 seat facility will be host to the Pentagon Classic. The event will feature some of the best girls’ basketball teams in South Dakota mostly taking on programs from out of state.
It's not even a year old yet and Heritage Court has already had its fair share of excitement. From the Timberwolves to the Badgers and a whole host of other events, the Pentagon has held its own. Now it will face the unique challenge of hosting an all-day basketball classic.
"We're working on a lot of things still but I think we've got a great team out here and we're able to handle most things that happen," Eric Larsen said.
With plenty of locker rooms and space for visitors to roam, getting people in and out should be easy. While many Sioux Falls residents have already been to the Pentagon, this event will bring in others who haven't.
"Six out-of-state teams coming, four different states represented in the mix of teams, so I think you'll get a chance to see some other teams and you'll get a see some pretty high quality teams from South Dakota too," Larsen said.
Two No. 1 teams will be in attendance with Class B Warner and Class AA Washington each taking on teams from Minnesota. O'Gorman, Lincoln and Roosevelt will also take part. Every game will take place on the main floor. Staff has even put in a temporary high school three-point line.
"It's a great atmosphere. Everybody that's played on here has said it's a great court to play on. Just the atmosphere of the fans that will be so close to the court. It's just a great atmosphere to play basketball," Larsen said.
Adults can get in for $10 dollars, students for $5.
2013 Girls’ Pentagon Classic (all games on Heritage Court)
10:30 a.m. – Wakonda-Irene vs. Avon
Noon – Moorhead (MN) vs. Sioux Falls O’Gorman
1:30 p.m. – West Lyon (IA) vs. Sisseton
3 p.m. – Foley (MN) vs. Warner
4:30 p.m. – Viborg - Hurley vs. Aberdeen Roncalli
6 p.m. – Worthington (MN) vs. Sioux Falls Lincoln
7:30 p.m. – South Sioux City (NE) vs. Sioux Falls Roosevelt
9 p.m. – Richfield (MN) vs. Sioux Falls Washington