SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — The South Brunswick boys basketball team picked up where it left off last season, jumping out to a big early lead on its way to a 64-44 victory over J.P. Stevens Tuesday night in its first game of the season.

The Vikings sank four 3-pointers in the first six minutes to open a 15-4 lead. Saumit Kale, Rafael Estevez, Andrew Tesser and Estevez again canned 3-pointers in the opening spree. 

With South Brunswick ahead, 22-12, in the second quarter, the Vikings went on an 11-3 run to open an 18-point lead by early in the third quarter. Tesser drained a pair of threes in that spurt.

Tesser finished with a team-high 16 points and five 3-pointers in the victory. Christian Mangrum had 11 points and two of the team's 10 3-point baskets.