JETS returned to form at the weekend with a brace of wins which opened up a four-point gap for them at the BBL summit, starting with a 10-point success over Rocks on Friday, writes Christopher Beesley.
The game was 46 hours earlier than Jets' usual home slot on Sunday evenings - because the Northgate Arena was hosting the national frisbee championships over the weekend - but the switch didn't put the hosts in a spin as they bounced back after a double defeat a week earlier.
Coach Paul Smith said: 'We were a little bit pensive given our recent losses and the tension showed in our play.
'It wasn't pretty but while we still did some things sloppy as individuals, we executed well as a team, getting ahead early and staying ahead. Rocks are always tough to play against and will always go down fighting.
'LaMont McIntosh is one of the best guards in this league and punished us severely in the cup semi-final, but he was quiet in this game and that's mainly down to the job Trey Moore did on him. Trey makes the headlines because of his offensive talents but he's a great defender as well.'
With the visitors seem-ingly focusing their attentions on former Rock Shawn Myers as the man to stop, the early scoring mantle passed to skipper Calvin Davis who impressed with a mid-air swivel to the hoop to net when latching on to a Moore pass.
Jets led 21-14 at the end of the first quarter and started the second period with a sweet passing move by Moore to feed Singleton.
Rocks' Donald Cole started to make his way through the hosts' rear-guard but Jets were still 45-35 in front at the interval.
Either side of the break, DJ Harrison had plenty of joy with some strong runs to the hoop that the visitors had no answer to, while he also displayed his ability from long range to good effect.
Going into the final quarter 67-57 ahead, Jets always kept their opponents at arm's length as they maintained a 10-point advantage for the remainder of the game.
Jets' scorers: Harrison (24); Davis (22); Moore (15); Myers (13); Singleton (12); Herriman (4). nThe Jets won 78-59 at Brighton Bears on Saturday with Trey Moore top-scoring on 23 points.