READING Rockets recorded a fourth consecutive NBL Division One victory as they beat Kent Crusdaers 92-81 at John Madejski Academy.

The game was re-arranged to Monday night from its original Saturday slot, but Rockets began well as captain Danny Carter spun to score before the other in the twin towers attack, Tim Gill did likewise moments later.

With the influential Declan Soukup sending the first of his 10 assists crosscourt to sharp-shooter Scotty Hendricks to drain a treble, Rockets were all over the court in the opening minutes.

A pass and return between Gill and Ali Sbai saw the 19-year-old finish well before Soukup took down a key rebound and sent a floater to add to his score.

Jonny Foulds copied Soukup moments later and saw Rockets keep their advantage as the opening quarter ended 23-20 in the hosts favour.

A 30-17 second period saw Rockets on fire as Ed Potter scored inside and young Alex Drincic scored off a Soukup assist.

When Sydney Donaldson made a steal, Potter was the benefactor and Rockets held their first double digit lead at 33-23.

Carter scored off the glass and Potter fought tenaciously to gain possession, before Foulds took a charge and stopped a certain Crusaders score, all before Manuel Pena Garces’ men finished the quarter with a demonstration of their shooting prowess as Hendricks hit a brace of trebles and Foulds stroked one out wide.

But Crusaders had a pair of three-point plays to stay in touch at the break, albeit trailing 53-37.

Reading extended their lead to 64-45 after the opening exchanges of the second half as Foulds hit a treble, Soukup took a charge, Gill continued his dominance of the boards at both ends and Carter scored inside.

A three and four-point play midway through the quarter spurred the Crusaders to a 12-0 run and narrow the deficit to 69-57, but Carter and Potter halted the advance as they scored, seeing Rockets enter the final stanza 74-63 ahead.

Despite taking down three consecutive offensive rebounds, Rockets could not score until Soukup stroked a treble and Hendricks hit his fourth of the evening from a Carter dish to secure an 84-65 lead.

A Crusaders treble coupled to their secure points from the free throw line have the visitors more encouragement, but a professional end game from Rockets saw them secure another victory to keep their fine run going.

Top scorers for Rockets were Gill with 21 points and 19 rebounds, Hendricks and Soukup with 15 and Carter with 14 points.

Reading Rockets visit Leicester Warriors on Saturday (3pm), before hosting Derby Trailblazers at Rivermead Leisure Complex on Sunday (5pm).