Lewis, playing in its first postseason since 2002 under the leadership of coach Perry Dortch, No. 5 Murry Bergtraum, 59-56, in the school's leaky Manhattan gym.
Lane, coached by Pete Banta, knocked off No. 8 Tilden, 53-50, in Brooklyn. Argelix Gil, who is also the Knights' football team's starting quarterback, led all scorers in that game with 28 points.
Francis Lewis will travel to No. 5 Teacher's Prep on Wednesday for a second-round game. Lane will head to No. 8 Westinghouse on Tuesday. Both tip-offs are set for 5 p.m.
In other PSAL Class A first-round games Thursday, No. 3 East New York Transit Tech beat No. 30 Jamaica, 68-37, No. 6 South Bronx eliminated No. 27 John Adams, 70-61, and No. 4 Gompers defeated No. 29 Grover Cleveland, 82-54.
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