The Swain High School Maroon Devils Basketball Team got their season underway with an 81 to 59 point win over Robbinsville. Phinehas Little led all scorers with 33 points, Evan Bradley scored 17. Also scoring for the Maroon Devils was Clayton Catolster 9, Darren Blankenship 8, Zeke Bradley 6, Brett Treadway 8, Seth Parker 5, Brian Younce 4.
The Lady Maroon Devils came up short 50 to 42 to the Lady Black Knights. The Lady Devils were led by Gabby Jones with 11 and Lynsey Hicks added 10 along with Alissa Smith 7, Taylor Medlin 6, Grace Cabe 4, Ashton Younce 2 and Ayianna West 2 for the Lady Maroon Devils.
In other girls action Tigger King led Cherokee with 17 points and an 83 to 23 win over Blue Ridge, and Pisgah over Reynolds 62 to 47.
The Hayesville boys Andrews 57 to 42, Rosman over Blue Ridge 69 to 44 and Asheville over Tuscola 54 to 43.