(Westinghouse High will meet Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday)
The PSAL announced its borough playoff pairings Friday evening, handing out top seeds to three-time defending city champion Lincoln in Brooklyn, Cardozo in Queens, John F. Kennedy in the Bronx and Wadleigh in Manhattan.
Boys’ basketball commissioner Mel Goldstein, assistant Artie Leitner and a handful of other league officials selected the teams.
Five Class AA teams and three Class A teams were picked from Brooklyn,
Queens and the Bronx while the number was even, four apiece, in Manhattan.
All ‘A’ division winners made it to the boroughs. In Brooklyn A South, FDR, which got the No. 8 spot in Brooklyn, was awarded the spot, the PSAL seeding committee said, courtesy of their non-league win over Hunter and recent win overTelecommunications, whom the Cougars finished in a first-place tie
Non-league victories, strength of schedule and strong finishes factored into seeding and selection.
Below are the match-ups, broken down by borough. The opening round is Tuesday, with all games beginning at 5 p.m. at the higher seed. The semifinals are Thursday at 5 p.m., again at the higher seed, and the
finals are Sunday at a location to be determined, likely Long Island University or St. Francis College in Brooklyn.
No. 8 FDR (12-2, Brooklyn A South) @ No. 1 Lincoln (12-1, Brooklyn AA)
No. 7 George Westinghouse (13-1, Brooklyn A West) @ No. 2 Thomas Jefferson (12-2, Brooklyn AA)
No. 6 Bedford Academy (13-1, Brooklyn A East) @ No. 3 Boys & Girls (11-3, Brooklyn AA)
No. 5 Robeson (6-8, Brooklyn AA) @ No. 4 Transit Tech (7-7, Brooklyn AA)
No. 8 Taft (15-3, Bronx A West) @ No. 1 John F. Kennedy (16-1, Bronx AA)
No. 7 Evander Childs (14-3, Bronx A East) @ No. 2 Wings Academy (15-2, Bronx AA)
No. 6 South Bronx (17-2, Bronx A East) @ No. 3 Truman (11-6, Bronx AA)
No. 5 Gompers (7-9, Bronx AA) @ No. 4 Lehman (10-7, Bronx AA)
No. 8 Stuyvesant (13-4, Manhattan A Southwest) @ No. 1 Wadleigh (11-4,
No. 7 Bread & Roses (16-2, Manhattan A Northwest) @ No. 2 Thurgood Marshall Academy (8-7, Manhattan AA)
No. 6 Environmental Studies (16-2, Manhattan A Northwest) @ No. 3
Manhattan Center (6-8, Manhattan AA)
No. 5 Hunter (16-0, Manhattan A East) @ No. 4 Food & Finance (5-10, Manhattan AA)
No. 8 Hillcrest (13-2, Queens A East) @ No. 1 Cardozo (17-1, Queens AA)
No. 7 Lane (14-1, Queens A West) @ No. 2 Thomas Edison (15-2, Queens AA)
No. 6 Beach Channel (8-10, Queens AA) @ No. 3 Forest Hills (14-4, Queens AA)
No. 5 Bayside (8-10, Queens AA) @ No. 4 Campus Magnet (11-7, Queen AA)