BRONX, NEW YORK -- Quincy Douby connected on six three pointers en route to a 30 point performance as Riverside Church rolled to a 88-58 win over the Westchester (NY) Hawks on the opening day of the Rumble in Bronx at Fordham University.
Douby caught fire midway through the first half, knocking down four three-pointers over a four minute span. Douby teamed with another Brooklynite, Robeson's Gary Ervin, to overwhelm a scrappy Hawk team. Ervin added 25 points, scoring off the dribble, in transition, and from deep, using his athleticism and uncanny ability to float through traffic to subdue Westchester.
Douby tallied 20 first half points to push Riverside's lead to 39-37 at the half, as the Hawks' Adrian Caravaiho swished a three-pointer before the horn to draw to within two.
Ultimately, however, Riverside's talented guard corps proved too much. With Douby and Ervin clicking, Benjamin Banneker swingman Gary Forbes bolstered the Church's lead with some offense on the interior and some timely passes. The Church's undersized frontline
of 6'5'' Willie Irick (Teaneck, NJ), 6'5'' James Barrett(Milford Academy, CT), and 6'7'' Dominick Cuzzi (Mount St. Michael, The Bronx), all pitched in in the win.
Douby's performance overshadowed a gutsy effort by the Hawks' Adrian Caravaiho. The 6'0'' junior combo guard from Fox Lane High School in Westchester County (NY), proved elusive off the dribble and lethal from deep early on. Caravaiho canned five first half
three-pointers, shooting the ball with tremendous confidence.
Caravaiho would finish with 25 points. He stands to become the second Westchester Hawk to use the Rumble as a springboard to greater exposure. Last year's event saw former Hawk Rashard Turner torch the Tallahassee Wildcats in the opening round, and put up strong performances throughout. Turner, who garnered high level Division I interest, signed with Maine this spring.
Douby told us after the game that he has not committed to any school. "I like the Big East schools a lot," Douby said. "I like St. John's, Syracuse, Maryland, Seton Hall, Villanova. I am not sure when I will make a decision. I am still open."
Douby told us that he is set to attend St. Thomas More in the Fall. "I want to get stronger," Douby said. "If I can get stronger I think I will have had a successful summer."
Douby could be the best long range shooter in the 2003 class. He has the ability to go out beyond 30-feet and drop in jumpers.