New Haven took home its ninth consecutive Rocket Holiday Classic on Saturday, defeating Mount Clemens, 54-52.
Tyree France led the way for New Haven, scoring 15 points while having five assists, five steals and four blocks. Brent Wiles had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
New Haven coach Tedaro France credited France and Wiles for the teams current winning streak.
"They're our two team captains, they know how the system works, and they're great leaders for the young guys," France said.
After starting the season 0-2, losing both games by double digits, the Rockets have won their last three, and France says the younger players are improving as the season goes on.
"You can watch film, and practice sets in drills, but it's the in-game experience that matters. The more games they play, the more experience they get. With more experience, those failures are turning into victories," France said.
JaVaughn Hannah scored 23 points, and Mathew Coffey had 15 points for Mount Clemens.
France's defense helped seal the victory, as he drew a charge on Mount Clemens' Hannah with 6 seconds left.
New Haven goes into the break with a 3-2 record, while Mount Clemens falls to 1-3.