Brooklyn Shocker: Jefferson to PSAL finals after upsetting Lincoln
Before the Jefferson Orange Wave played Lincoln in the Brooklyn borough playoffs last month, head coach Bud Pollard made the unlikely promise that his team would be able to beat the undefeated Railsplitters. Instead, Jefferson was beaten in a 19-point, lopsided victory that day at City College of New York.
Despite that tough loss, Pollard still felt that despite some of Lincoln’s obvious strengths that his team was truly better and would eventually prove it on the court. The Orange Wave finally came through on his promise in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) semifinals, beating the Railsplitters 77-74 to advance to the finals. They’ll face Cardozo at the Barclays Center on Saturday.
“We’re a better team than them,” Pollard said. “They might have Isaiah (Whitehead), who is the best player in the city, and Desi (Rodriguez), who is the best forward, but after that we’re better than them. We’re better.”