Vikings, Bears, Raiders Advance in District XI Boys Playoffs
The District XI boys basketball playoffs got underway on Friday evening. And two Schuylkill League teams pulled off upsets to advance to the semifinal round.
Read more in our roundup of Friday’s action:
District XI Boys Basketball Scores
Both Mahanoy Area and Williams Valley pulled off upsets in the quarterfinals to advance in the District XI playoffs.
The Vikings face top-seeded Executive Education Academy in the semifinals. The Golden Bears take on #2 Schuylkill Haven in the next round.
- Williams Valley 25, Marian Catholic 22
- Mahanoy Area 57, Moravian Academy 50
Tamaqua won convincingly over their Schuylkill League foe to open the District XI playoffs. They’ll need to be even more convincing in the semifinals against Becahi, also a winner Friday.
ACC takes on Wilson in the other semifinal.
- Tamaqua 79, Pine Grove 45
- Becahi 56, NW Lehigh 39
- ACC 63, Palisades 32
- Wilson 54, Salisbury 45
Dates and Times for the District XI Boys Semifinals
We can finally confirm some dates and times for District XI boys basketball semifinals.
In Class 5A, top-ranked Pottsville will play fourth-ranked Bangor on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at Blue Mountain HS.
Blue Mountain, the 3-seed in Class 5A will travel to Northampton for a semifinal game against #2 Southern Lehigh. That game tips off on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
In Class 4A, Tamaqua now faces second-ranked Bethlehem Catholic in the semifinals. That game takes place on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at Freedom HS in Bethlehem.
ACC vs. Wilson follows at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Class 3A semifinals will be on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Fourth-seeded Panther Valley takes on top-seeded Palmerton Bombers. A site hasn’t been announced.
In Class 2A, #5 Williams Valley takes on top-ranked Executive Education Academy. That game tips off at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 at NW Lehigh.
In the all-Schuylkill League semifinal game, Schuylkill Haven and Mahanoy Area square off at Martz Hall on Tuesday, starting at 7:30 p.m.
More Quarterfinals on Saturday
The Class 1A quarterfinal round takes place this afternoon. In it, #4 Weatherly takes on #5 Lincoln Leadership Academy at 1 p.m. in Lehighton.
The winner of that game takes on top-seeded Nativity BVM on Feb. 26.
#6 MMI Prep will takes on #3 Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg at 2 p.m. at East Stroudsburg-South HS. That winner will face #2 Tri-Valley on Feb. 26.