Kevin Tabb scored a game-high 20 points, as second-seeded Thomas Jefferson advanced to the PSAL AA Semifinals with a 62-48 win over seventh-seeded Eagle Academy in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
The win came amid media reports that Jefferson Heach Coach Lawrence "Bud" Pollard had been suspended by the PSAL and would not coach the team in its Quarterfinal game on Wednesday. Both NYCHoops.net and News 12 Brooklyn reported that Pollard was suspended prior to Wednesday night's game, although the reason for the suspension was unclear.
Four of Jefferson's starting five scored in double figures, with Jaquan Carlos netting 14 and Kareem Welch and Dashan Crittenden scoring 11 each. Thomas Porter added 6 for the Orange Wave.
Joel Simpson led Eagle Academy with 15 points.