Groton vs Hamlin LIVE Boy’s Basketball (3/14/2024)

Groton vs Hamlin LIVE Boy’s Basketball (3/14/2024)

The 2024 SDHSAA Class A State Boys Basketball Tournament kicks off on Thursday, March 14th, at 6:00 PM ET in Hayti, SD, with a compelling matchup between the Hamlin Chargers (20-3) and the Groton Tigers (19-4). Both teams boast strong records and will be looking to secure a win and advance in the tournament.

What it is: South Dakota High School Basketball
Matchup: Groton Tigers vs Hamlin Chargers
Time: Thursday, March 14, at 6pm ET
Game Type: playoff
Backets: 2024 SDHSAA High School Boys Basketball Playoff Brackets (South Dakota) – Class A State Tournament
Location: Hayti, SD
Live Stream: Watch here

Hamlin Chargers Aim for Deep Playoff Run

The Hamlin Chargers enter the state tournament with a stellar record (20-3) and a perfect record within their region (4-0). They’ve displayed dominance on their home court (9-1) and haven’t lost a single game on the road this season (7-0). Their strong offense has averaged over 68 points per game (based on the provided points per game statistic for Hamlin). With momentum and a well-rounded performance on their side, the Chargers will be heavily favored to win their opening game.

Groton Tigers Look to Spoil the Party

The Groton Tigers (19-4), despite having a slightly lower overall record compared to Hamlin, shouldn’t be overlooked. They’ve shown their ability to compete throughout the season, especially within their region where they went undefeated (6-0). While they’ve experienced some setbacks on the road (5-0), they’ve proven their resilience by winning both neutral-court matchups (1-2). Can they pull off an upset against the favored Chargers and continue their playoff run?

Key Players to Watch

No specific player stats are available, but the battle between the leading scorers of both teams will be a key focus. Containing Hamlin’s top scorer will be crucial for the Groton defense, while the Tigers’ offensive leader will need to find ways to overcome the Chargers’ defense.


This matchup promises to be an exciting battle. Hamlin holds the edge in terms of overall record and recent performance. However, Groton shouldn’t be written off. Their strong regional showing and ability to win on neutral courts suggest they can compete at a high level. The team that executes their game plan effectively, limits turnovers, and capitalizes on scoring opportunities will likely advance to the next round.

How to Watch

The game will be played in Hayti, SD at 6:00 PM ET. There’s no information provided regarding specific channels broadcasting the game. You might be able to find live streams or updates through local South Dakota news outlets or sports websites closer to the game date.

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