SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota High School Activities Association voted Wednesday to award the 2021 South Dakota Girls “AA” State Basketball Tournament to the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The tournament is scheduled for March 11-13 and will be the first state championship hosted at the Sanford Pentagon.
“High school athletics hold a special place in South Dakota, and we want to give the athletes, coaches, parents and fans an experience like they’ve never had at a state tournament,” said Jesse Smith, director of operations at the Sanford Pentagon. “We have always promised to bring championships to the Sanford Pentagon, and this is another example of delivering on that promise.”
The Sanford Pentagon has hosted dozens of elite high school girls and boys games since opening in 2013. The Pentagon has also hosted multiple NCAA and NAIA championships including the 2015, 2016 and 2018 NCAA DII women’s basketball Elite Eight, the 2017 and 2018 NCAA DII men’s basketball Elite Eight, the 2015 NCAA DII volleyball Elite Eight as well as the 2018-2020 NAIA DII men’s basketball tournament.
The Sanford Pentagon is also home to the Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, the region’s premier basketball program where athletes of all ages fine tune their skills to prepare for the prep season.