OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson men's basketball junior Kelly Davis (Patterson, N.J./Manchester) totaled 14 points and nine rebounds, both game-highs, to lead six players in double figures as the Mustangs won their third-straight game to start the season, 86-53 over NYU-Poly Saturday at Owings Mills Gymnasium.
Stevenson (3-0) matched the best start to a season in school history with its third consecutive win, tying the 2005-06 squad that also went 3-0. The Mustangs have never started a season with four-straight wins.
Davis totaled nine points and seven rebounds in the first half as Stevenson built a commanding 50-16 halftime lead. The Mustangs also held a 34-11 edge in rebounds while scoring 18 points in the paint.
The Blue Jays made just 3-of-27 attempts from the floor in the opening half for 11.1 percent while scoring 10 points from the free throw line.
NYU-Poly's only lead of the game came before the opening tip after Stevenson was assessed an administrative technical foul. The Mustangs led 10-6 before they closed the half with a 40-10 run over the final 13:04.
Stevenson stretched its lead to as many as 40 points in the second half en route to scoring the most points in a game since the final game of the 2010-11 season when the Mustangs had 88 in a 95-88 loss at home versus Marymount (Va.).
Also that year, Stevenson totaled a season-high 92 points in a 92-59 victory over NYU-Poly on Jan. 8, 2011.
Senior Brett Burrier (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill), juniors Stefon McCray (Milton, Fla./Archbishop Curley) and Alfonzo Hawkins (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City) and freshman Christian Roberts (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) all finished with 11 points. McCray and Burrier added nine and seven rebounds, respectively.
Jamel Gist led the Blue Jays (1-3) with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists while Bakary Diarrassoubba had 12 points and seven rebounds. Brendan Gallagher had 11 points.
Stevenson will look for the team's first-ever 4-0 start on Wednesday when it begins its first season in the Commonwealth Conference against former Capital Athletic Conference rival Hood beginning at 8:00 p.m., at Owings Mills Gymnasium.