Nativity, North Schuylkill, Blue Mountain, Panther Valley, Mahanoy Area Win District XI Basketball Titles
It was a golden weekend for the Nativity basketball program.
On Friday, the school’s storied Golden Girls brought home yet another District XI title. The next night, the Hilltoppers boys’ team won its District XI championship game.
They’re two of six Schuylkill League teams to win a District XI basketball championship this weekend.
Those schools, along with the runners-up in each class, now move on to the PIAA tournament. They’ll be joined by another local team which won a third-place game to make it to states.
Check out how your team did in this weekend’s roundup:
2020 District XI Basketball Championships – Schuylkill League
The following District XI basketball titles were decided Friday night:
Girls Class 1A
In girls Class 1A, the Nativity Golden Girls defeated Susquehanna Community, 45-29, to take the District title.
Girls Class 3A
The North Schuylkill Lady Spartans upset top-seed Notre Dame-Green Pond to take the girls 3A title, 43-28.
Boys Class 2A
Executive Education Academy outlasted Schuylkill Haven, 71-56, to take the Class 2A title.
Boys Class 5A
Southern Lehigh avenged last year’s loss to Pottsville in the Class 5A final by beating the Crimson Tide, 61-48.
Boys Class 4A – Consolation
Tamaqua earned a spot in the PIAA tournament by taking the Consolation game over Wilson, 57-52.
The following games were held on Saturday, Feb. 29:
Girls Class 2A
Mahanoy Area topped Moravian Academy to take the girls Class 2A title, 39-30.
Girls Class 4A
Bethlehem Catholic knocked off Jim Thorpe in the Class 4A final, 48-31.
Girls Class 5A
Blue Mountain, the 3-seed in Class 5A, took down top-seeded Bangor in the Finals, 44-36.
Girls Class 4A – Consolation
Allentown Central Catholic ended the Tamaqua girls’ season with a win the consolation game, 49-41.
Boys Class 1A
The Nativity Hilltoppers took down Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg in the Class 1A boys’ final, 71-54, giving both the boys’ and girls’ teams District XI titles this year.
Boys Class 3A
Panther Valley defied expectations and won the Class 3A title, defeating Notre Dame-Green Pond in the finals, 59-53.