Coach Rod Watts challenged his boys basketball team prior to their game with Livonia Churchill on Friday, reminding them that the Chargers torched them for 11 three point baskets in their first meeting.
He challenged them to play tight defense and to play aggressive for four quarters. The Rockets responded and held the Chargers to just four three-pointers enroute to a 65-60 victory.
The Rockets clung to a one point lead at the end of the first quarter but erupted for 26 points in the second frame to lead 39-25 at the half. Churchill fought back and closed the gap to 47-41 at the end of the third, setting the stage for a hard fought fourth quarter.
Christian Agnew scored 10 of his game high 19 points and Joe Moon added five of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to hold off the Chargers. Zeale McCullough added 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocked shots for his third consecutive double double.
The Rockets moved into a third place tie with Plymouth in the KLAA South Division and travel to first place Canton on Tuesday night. The Chiefs are 12-0 on the season.