Posted by on March 25, 2021 2:35 am

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nativity state basketball championship

The Nativity BVM Hilltoppers have clinched a spot in the PIAA State Championship game for the first time in school history.

Nativity has enjoyed previous success at the state level with its Golden Girls girls’ basketball team but on Thursday, the ‘Toppers boys’ team will take the court in Hershey looking for some hardware to bring back to Pottsville for the first time.

Berlin Brothersvalley, the top seed out of District 5, awaits Nativity in the State Championship.

Nativity has been on quite a run since taking out Pottsville Area in the Schuylkill League Championship, capturing a District 11 title along the way.

Thursday’s game tips off at 2:30 p.m. from the Giant Center in Hershey.

How They Got Here

Let’s look at the road each team took through the PIAA playoffs to reach the Final:

Nativity BVM

  • Quarterfinals: def. Neumann Regional Academy, 72-70
  • Semifinals: def. La Academia Charter, 73-64

Berlin Brothersvalley

  • First Round: def. Farrell, 70-47
  • Quarterfinals: def. Bishop Canevin, 2-0*
  • Semifinals: def. Clarion Area, 78-52

How to Watch or Listen to Nativity Hilltoppers in the PIAA State Championship Game

You can watch or listen to Thursday’s State Championship game live at 2:30 p.m. from Hershey.

If you’re a cable subscriber with PCN on your channel lineup, the game will be airing there. Check your local lineup for PCN. Cut the cord? No worries. PCN has a live streaming app but to watch Nativity in the state title game, you’ll need a paid subscription. More details on that can be found here.

PCN Select, the app you’ll need is available as an annual or monthly subscription. Once you subscribe, the game can be viewed on a mobile device or on your television through FireTV or Roku.

The game will also be broadcast live by Pottsville radio stations T-102 (101.9 FM), A-106 (105.9 FM) and available on their apps and websites, including the WPPA-AM app.

Starting at 1 p.m., A-106 and WPPA will air an exclusive pre-game show. The full simulcast will begin at 2:05 p.m. across Pottsville Broadcasting’s network of stations leading up to tip-off.

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