AMERICAN imports Ray Turner and Jordan Gregory were the trump cards the Rockhampton Rockets needed on Saturday night.

Coach Neal Tweedy was thrilled with the pair who shone in the Rockets 104-88 win over South West Metro at Hegvold Stadium.

With the game still in the balance at three-quarter time, a run of 17-straight points put the game out of reach, led by Turner and Gregory who scored 27 and 33 respectively.

"They are our import players and stood up when we needed baskets, Ray dominated with rebounds," Tweedy said.

"Felt great to get back to the home court, it felt like we had been on the road for half a season. I thought we played quite well to win.

"We were very good for 90% of the game but dropped our energy levels a little but we regrouped and went on a 17-point run to finish the third and that set up the game."

With regular starters missing, Tweedy said his usual bench options were turning into aces up his sleeve.

"Jackson McTier came into that starting line-up and he gave us a good performance, we are starting to get real impact from him," he said.

"Trevor Corrigan got eight rebounds and was exceptional; he will just get stronger and stronger.

"Now we have a great opportunity to finish off the season as the draw is in our favour."



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