Road wins in the MAC Gold may be hard to come by, but they’re crucial to the success of teams vying for a league championship.
On Tuesday night, New Haven got a little taste of the significance that goes along with winning on the road.
The Rockets earned a signature win, claimed the top spot in the division and handed Warren Woods-Tower its first league loss of the season with a 58-47 victory.
“It’s always tough to come in here and win,” said New Haven coach Tedaro France II. It’s not the best we’ve played this year but a road win in our league is always huge so we’re just happy to come away with the win here.”
New Haven scored 15 straight points to take a 19-5 lead early in the first half, which proved to be the difference in the game.
The Rockets led by as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter.
“We kind of got ourselves in a hole but the guys competed and kept working hard and didn’t give up so that was good,” said Warren Woods-Tower coach Nick Evola. “But we just gotta do a better job executing. There was too much inconsistency.”
Junior Eric Williams Jr. led New Haven with 17 points. Innocent Nwoko grabbed 11 rebounds and Jerry Ben recorded nine rebounds and five blocks.
Freshman Romeo Weems scored 13 points to go along with 10 rebounds, five assists and five blocks.
“He does so many things well for us just to be a freshman, but he plays like a senior,” France said of Weems. “He does a lot of things well, a great leader and one of our hardest workers, too.”
Jauron Vicks led Warren Woods-Tower with 17 points and CJ Barnes scored 10.
The Rockets will look to stay on top of the division when it hosts Sterling Heights on Thursday, and the Titans return to action when they travel to St. Clair next Tuesday.