NEW CANAAN — One side has hit the ground running. The other side is following the “Time Will Tell” theory.

The St. Luke’s School boys basketball team improved to 3-0 overall Thursday night by conquering rival King School 67-44 before a thrilled home crowd.

“We’re happy to be unbeaten but we’re certainly not satisfied,” St. Luke’s coach Drew Gladstone said. “We were (FAA, NEPSAC Class C) champions last year. But that is said and done. We’re starting from Step 1 again. Our group has experience as well as the hunger to win a title again.”

St. Luke’s, now 2-0 in the FAA, succeeded with balance. Boston University-commit Walter Whyte, Jonas Harper and Jackson Ryan all finished with 14 points as the Storm collected 11 3-pointers on the evening.

“The kids are undefeated because they are selfless. Many guys in double figures. That’s the formula,” Gladstone said. “We stick to the script. It’s a nice luxury. Sharing the basketball is easy to say and hard to do.”

St. Luke’s, which scrimmaged Lincoln HS, Archbishop Stepinac of White Plains, N.Y. and Redemption Christian Academy of Troy, N.Y. in the preseason, will play seven games before its Holiday break (Dec. 18-Jan. 4). Three contests will be at tournaments in Massachusetts.

“It’s a tough schedule to start. Playing seven games in two weeks,” Gladstone said. “It’s a great introduction to the season. The practice time during the break will give us the chance to clean up some stuff.”

With the loss, King is 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the FAA. The Vikings will play Harvey at home and Brunswick on the road before its Holiday break.

With seven football players on the roster that won the NEPSAC Class C title, the Holiday break will allow those boys to both fully heal and transition into basketball shape.

“We’re getting better. But we are a work in progress,” said King’s veteran coach Greg Dobbs. “We feel we have a lot of pieces to plug into our puzzle this season. The practices during holiday break will help us a lot. We’re pointing to have everything and everyone set and ready to go in January.”

Trey Canevari paced King with 11 points while LaVaughn Lewis finished with 10 points Thursday.

Rich.DePreta@SCNI.com

ST. LUKE’S 67, KING 44

KING (2-3, 0-2 FAA)

Trey Canevari 4 2-5 11 Renn Lints 2 0-2 4 Evan Henry 2 1-2 5 Alex Canevari 1 2-4 4 Paul Noujaim 1 0-0 2 Miles McQuillen 1 2-3 5 Lewis Baer 1 1-2 3 LaVaughn Lewis 3 4-6 10. Totals: 15 12-24 44.

ST. LUKE’S (3-0, 2-0 FAA)

Colin Meany 1 0-0 2 Andrew Varoli 3 0-0 9 Jonas Harper 6 2-3 14 Jackson Ryan 4 2-2 14 Cole Bryant 2 0-0 5 Jackson Selvala 1 2-2 5 Scott Vollmer 1 0-0 2 Walter Whyte 6 0-1 14 John Wisdom 1 0-0 2 Porter Bowman 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 6-8 67.

3-Pointers: K —T. Canevari, McQuillen. StL —Varoli 3, Ryan 4, Bryant, Selvala, Whyte 2.