Overall, the Rockets (19-1) were 14-for-26 from the field in building a 32-20 halftime lead.
“We were OK offensively, but I think we can play a lot better,” Rock Falls coach Brad Bickett said. “We were a little too spurty, a little too inconsistent. We’ve been very balanced all year, and I thought some of our guys coming off the bench played better than some of the guys we started. We’ve just all got to be engaged. We’ve all got to be on the same page.”
Rock Falls forward Keyon Wolber took over in the third quarter, as he scored nine points in the first 3 1/2 minutes to stake his team to a 46-24 lead. Wolber scored nine of his 13 points during that short stretch, after a quiet first half.
“Coach kind of addressed it at halftime, but it’s something he doesn’t need to address,” Wolber said. “I figured I should get it together. My teammates were looking for me when I was open, and I just took the opportunities that were given to me.”
The Rockets’ biggest lead was 27 points (51-24) after a bucket from backup guard Evan Laws with 1:44 left in the third quarter.
Nailor scored the last of his game-high 19 points with 4:22 left to play in the fourth quarter to give the Rockets a 56-31 lead. Reserves from both clubs finished up.
Ellefsen chipped in seven points for Rock Falls. Jared Rasmussen and Kyle Musselman each grabbed four rebounds.