The Volcano Vista Hawks protected their home court Monday night by opening the season with a 79-66 boys basketball victory over the La Cueva Bears.
The early game at Volcano Vista featured the La Cueva girls basketball team against the home team Hawks.
La Cueva won the game 71-65. Opening night was not as kind to the Cibola Cougars boys basketball team.
They dropped their first game at home in a 66-63 loss to the Highland Hornets. The Hornets left the Cibola gym with a sweep of the Cougars.
The Highland girls beat the Cougars 67-40. Cailee Crawford scored 38 points for Highland.