Fordham Recruit Makes Statement At Rose Hill

Reporter Mike Sullivan has the story on the Westchester Hawks victory at the Rumble in the Bronx ...

It's just a matter of time before Alberto Estwick wears the Fordham uniform. Estwick, a 6-foot-4 guard from St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, has already given a commitment to the Rams basketball program. Today, at Fordham, he made a statement that he feels very comfortable playing inside the historic Rose Hill gym in the Bronx.

Estwick scored 20 points to lead the Westchester Hawks past the Rhode Island Breakers, 86-69, in a pool game held Saturday morning. "He is a complete player," said Hawks head coach Bob Rizzo. "His maturity has improved too. He has a better feel for the game since we had him two years ago."

Estwick is a player that Rizzo loves to coach too. "He can cover guards and forwards," he said. "He does so many things great for us. He is under control too."

Alberto scored 14 of his points in the first half when the Hawks held a 38-30 advantage. But then the Breakers regained the lead for a brief moment. Rizzo called timeout to stop the Rhode Island momentum.

"I told them if they don't pick up their energy and play better defensively then we are going to lose," Rizzo said. "And I told them there's nothing I could do to stop it. But they could."

They did. Kevin Jones got rolling in the second half. He scored 15 of his 17 points in the final half of play. Sean Kilpatrick added 12 points for the winners while Trinity Fields contributed 18 points.


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