Mustangs Hold Off Hood, Win Third Straight With 79-76 Victory

Mustangs Hold Off Hood, Win Third Straight With 79-76 Victory

FREDERICK, Md. - Stevenson men's basketball sophomore Christian Roberts scored 12 of his team-high 17 points in the first half to help lead the Mustangs to a 79-76 Commonwealth Conference victory over Hood Wednesday at BB&T Arena.

The win marks the Mustangs' (5-1, 2-0 MAC) third-straight and second in conference play, the first time since the 2006-07 season that the team has started conference play 2-0.

Roberts totaled 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting while freshman Ryan Hill connected on all four of his shot attempts to lead the team to a 37-31 halftime advantage.

Stevenson led by as many as 13 points in the second half before Hood went on a 14-3 run to take a 60-59 lead with 8:09 remaining.

The Blazers (2-2, 0-1 MAC) took their largest lead of the game at six with 6:37 remaining before the Mustangs ralied to tie the game at 69-69.

Senior Stefon McCray broke the final tie of the game with a layup at the 2:40 mark followed by a three-pointer by senior Alfonzo Hawkins.

With Stevenson leading 79-74, Chris Cook made a layup to cut the Blazers' deficit to just three with five seconds remaining. Following a turnover, Hood got one last look to tie the game, but Reggie Daniel's three-pointer fell short.

Freshman Darius Walker finished with 12 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists while McCray totaled eight points, 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.

Hill finished with a career-high 10 points.

The Mustangs outrebounded Hood 44-40 while scoring 18 fast break points.

Chris Cook led all scorers with 18 points while also adding three rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, December 7 when they travel to face conference opponent Arcadia beginning at 3:00 p.m.