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PSAL ‘A’ boys’ hoops playoffs: Banton, Tait lead Jamaica into first round

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Damon Yearwood added 10 rebounds for the 30th-seeded Beavers in their win over No. 35 Irving.

Jamaica will meet No. 3 East New York Transit Tech on Thursday in Brookly for a first-round game.

Franklin K. Lane 67, Economics and Finance 35. Argelix Gil had 24 points and 14 rebounds and Ka Von McDonald added 20 points for No. 25 Lane in its win over No. 40 Economics and Finance on Tuesday in a PSAL Class A outbracket game at home.

The Knights will play at No. 8 Tilden on Thursday in the first round.

Grover Cleveland 65, Erasmus Hall 64. John Rodriguez and Matas Rascius had 18 points apiece and and Angel Polo added 10 points for No. 36 Cleveland in its PSAL Class A outbracket win over No. 29 Erasmus on Tuesday in Brooklyn.

The Tigers will travel to No. 4 Gompers on Thursday for a first-round game.

John Adams 64, A.P. Randolph 42. Terrell Thomas had 24 points, Delshen Jefferson had 11 and Shakeem Glover added 10 to lead Adams in a PSAL Class A outbracket playoff game Tuesday in the Bronx.

The Spartans, seeded 38th, will travel to No. 6 South Bronx on Thursday for a first-round game. Randolph was the No. 27 seed.

In other Class A games, Newtown (19) defeated McKee/Staten Island Tech (14) in the first round and Francis Lewis (37) upended Prospect Heights (28) and Martin Luther King (26) defeated Springfield Gardens (39) in outbracket contests.

Newtown will play the Jamaica-Transit Tech winner March 5 in the second round. The higher seed will host.

Francis Lewis, in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, travels to No. 5 Murry Bergtraum on Thursday for a first-round match-up.

Updated 6:58 pm, October 10, 2011
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