Posted by on February 27, 2020 3:10 am

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A handful of Schuylkill League basketball teams advanced to their respective District XI championship games this weekend with victories on Wednesday.

District XI Basketball Semifinals Recap

Here’s a look at who’s moving on in the District tournament:

Nativity topped Lincoln Leadership in the Class 1A boys tournament. They’ll face Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg, which defeated Tri-Valley in another semifinal game Wednesday.

In Class 3A, Panther Valley upset top-seeded Palmerton to reach that bracket’s final. The Panthers will take on Notre Dame-Green Pond in the finals.

In girls’ competition, three more Schuylkill League teams advanced to a championship game. Another team gets a shot at a consolation and two teams saw their season come to an end.

In Class 2A, Mahanoy Area topped Marian, 43-32. And Moravian Academy defeated Minersville, 68-52, to set up that final.

In Class 4A, Jim Thorpe took care of Tamaqua, 63-45. The Olympians get Bethlehem Catholic in the finals. However, Tamaqua will take on Allentown Central Catholic in a 4A consolation game.

And in Class 5A, Blue Mountain beat Shikellamy to advance to that championship round against Bangor.

Full scoreboard for Feb. 26:

2020 District XI Class 1A Boys Basketball

SEMIFINALS – Feb. 26

  • Nativity 58, Lincoln Leadership 38
  • Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg 67, Tri-Valley 50

2020 District XI Class 3A Boys Basketball

SEMIFINALS – Feb. 26

  • Panther Valley 66, Palmerton 59
  • Notre Dame-Green Pond 60, New Hope-Solebury 49

2020 District XI Class 2A Girls Basketball

SEMIFINALS – Feb. 26

  • Mahanoy Area 43, Marian Catholic 32
  • Moravian Academy 68, Minersville 52

2020 District XI Class 4A Girls Basketball

SEMIFINALS – Feb. 26

  • Bethlehem Catholic 39, Allentown Central Catholic 26
  • Jim Thorpe 63, Tamaqua 45

2020 District XI Class 5A Girls Basketball

SEMIFINALS – Feb. 26

  • Bangor 29, Southern Lehigh 19
  • Blue Mountain 40, Shikellamy 30

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