(Photo by Gary Quintal)
By Gary Quintal
BRONX, NEW YORK, March 7- PSAL boys playoff basketball continued this week with the second and quarter final rounds of the A division playing out this week.
Number 2 seed Evander Childs beat visiting Number 15 seed John Bowne 71-53. The win advances Evander to a quarter-finals matchup against McKee Vocational Tech Thursday.
Evander held a comfortable lead throughout much of the contest when an early 14-5 lead ballooned to 22-5 off of two quick three pointers and a layup in the final minutes of the first quarter. Bowne showed fight, shaving a few points off Evander's lead, but the Tiger would answer every time, finally pulling away with a 54-34 lead with only seven minutes remaining.
In attendance watching on his Tiger was former basketball alum and current city council member Andy King.