The Rockets came out strong and never looked back breaking out to a 25-8 first quarter lead and then going into half-time up 48-13. 6-6 Freshman wing Romeo Weems lead the way in his high school debut. Scoring 17 points to go along with 12 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 blocks and 3 assist. Senior Center and CMU commit Innocent Nwoko scored 11 points pulled down 11 rebounds and collected 5 blocks. Eric Williams scored 8 points with 4 assist and 4 steals. Taveres Oliver, Alante Stevens and William Moore scored 6 points. Freshman Ronald Jeffery chipped in 5 points
Coach France "East English is a great basketball team with 4-5 seniors who have been playing together for 3 years lead by Kamari Newman who is a great player who will play at George Mason next year, Chris Rollins who signed with IPFW and several others. What a great test for us early in the season to see where we are at and find out who we are as a team. East English pressures the ball very well with their length, speed and athleticism. Early repetitive turnovers cost us. You can not drill or practice what we seen tonight you can only learn from experience by playing these types of games in this atmosphere. We did not get the results we wanted tonight but by playing games like this will pay great dividends for our basketball team as the season goes along."
Freshman Romeo Weems had another strong performance leading the Rockets with 17 points, 11 rebound, 5 assist and 3 blocks. Junior Eric Williams knocked down 3 three point shots on his way to 17 points 2 assist and 2 steals after battling early foul trouble. Senior Center Innocent Nwoko scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Freshman Ronald Jeffery chipped in 7 points. Jerry Ben and William Moore scored 6 points and Sophomore guard Tavares Oliver tossed in 4 points.