Northside Christian gave rookie coach Erasto Hatchett a win in his debut Thursday.
The Knights (1-0) beat Westchester Country Day 60-54 behind 15 points from Deshawn Caldwell and 10 from Jaden Seymore.
Thursday’s Top Performers
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Christian Bailey, Statesville Christian: 6-5 freshman had 24 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a season-opening win over Liberty Prep.
Eleah Parker, Northside Christian girls: 26 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks in a 41-21 win over Westchester Day.
Zaria Wright, Concord First Assembly girls: Wright had 29 points, five assists in an 84-27 win over Victory Christian. Teammate Jessy Leak had 16 points in the season-opening win at the Showcase of Champions. Assiyah Mitchell had 16 points for Victory.