The New Haven Rockets, as expected, took care of business Wednesday to assure their spot in the Class B boys district basketball final Friday.
New Haven owned Algonac Wednesday in a semifinal game at Marysville, coasting to a 57-20 victory.
The Rockets led 34-7 at one point of the first half and the teams played under a running clock in the fourth quarter.
And New Haven coach Tedaro France II doesn’t think the Rockets are close to playing their best.
“We have not put together a complete game yet and we are hoping we will soon, France said. “I’m hoping that Friday we can come together and play that complete game. It’s March; it’s time.”
New Haven will face Marysville in Friday’s district final at 7 p.m. at Marysville, which beat Clintondale to advance.
France went into his serious game mode when dissecting the clash with Marysville.
“We need to take care of the ball well and play great team defense, but they’re going to bring their best,” France said. “They’re a great-coached team, they had a great season.
“They have a couple real good players. Their point guard and their post players are good. They’re a tough team. We have to take care of the ball, be patient against their zone and play great team defense. It’s going to be a great game.”
France was able to get several reserves playing time. John Galloway led the Rockets with 13 points, while Josh Harris had 11.
The Rockets finished the regular season 20-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class B.
Marysville tied for the MAC Silver title at 12-2 and went 17-4 in the regular season. Clintondale was 10-4 and 16-5.
The winner of Friday’s game advances to the regional at Yale beginning on Monday.