CORNING - Miles Brown scored 38 points to lead Northstar Christian to a wire-to-wire victory, by a score of 85-62, against Corning on Tuesday in the Hawks’ home opener.

"He's a fabulous athlete, elite athlete for our area and the Rochester area," Corning head coach Bill Hopkins said. "I knew we had our hands full with him. We tried to double team him but couldn't make the adjustment. Even the help we tried to provide couldn't get in position."

Brown netted the first eight points for the Knights as Northstar Christian took a 21-10 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Jordan Haggard posted 24 points to lead Corning including eight points in the second quarter, but the Hawks fell down by as many as 18 points at halftime.

Brown added 11 more points after the break for a total 32 through three quarters for the Knights as Northstar pushed its lead to as many as 31.

The Hawks’ best run of scoring came in the third as went on a 13-2 run in 3:31 powered by eight points from Lucas Rossington, part of his 11 total points.

Corning outscored Northstar in the fourth quarter as Haggard had six points and Justin Rodriguez recorded five points in the frame.

The loss spoiled a homecoming for Corning head coach Bill Hopkins, who coached his first game for the district since 2007.

"It didn't change  [from when I was there before]," said Hopkins. "I have a new team, a new program, but the game doesn't change. I have a system. It's my job to be able to put the kids in a position to succeed and we fell short of that."

Despite the loss, the coach was proud of the teams' overall will despite the lack of game situations the squad has been apart of.

"We gave great effort, I think we'll gain from that experience," Hopkins said. "I don't think we were prepared with our rotations. We only scrimmaged once. We had opportunities to scrimmage, but they were taken away due to weather. That's nobody's fault though."

In addition to Miles Brown, Ryan Garwood had 14 points and Michael Brown contributed 13 points for the Knights.

Corning (0-1) will next play at 7 p.m. on December 7th at Maine-Endwell.