T his was more like it. This was a Rapid River program that looked every bit like the two-time defending district champions that it is. Tyler Sundling was the best player on the court. Tony DeMars and Sam Orth utilized their size to dominate the post. Other perimeter players hit shots. And the ball movement was so crisp and accurate that it made the Rockets’ error-filled ways at the beginning of the season seem like a thing of the past.
Hell, it was enough to make you wonder if this complete of an effort with this personnel can finally get the Rockets over the hump in Negaunee.
“I think we can compete with any team in the UP actually,” said Sundling, who finished with 15 points, six rebounds and four assists in Rapid River’s 68-54 win over the No. 3 North Central Jets on Monday.