St. Stephens spoiled the head coaching debut at Bandys for Mark Story.
The Indians (1-1) pulled out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to the 66-43 victory in Catawba on Tuesday.
Bandys (0-1) fell behind in the first quarter due to 12 turnovers, and were outscored 39-14 in the first half. Dillion Spencer and Jordan James led the Indians in the early going with seven points each in the first half.
The Trojans improved in the second half, scoring more points in the third quarter (16) than they did in the first half. In fact, Bandys outpaced St. Stephens in the second half, but just by a mere nine points.
Maintaining its distance, St. Stephens continued to the victory — the first under new head coach Murphy Post.
Kerigan Farley led the Indians with 11 points, while Dillion Spencer added 10 points.
For Bandys, Hayden Deal and Travis McCorkle each scored eight points.
Bandys 84, St. Stephens 23
The Lady Trojans improved to 1-0 on the season with a thrashing of the Lady Indians (0-2).
Madi Story led Bandys with 19 points, while Taylor Sigmon added 13.
Leading St. Stephens was Victoria Lavelle with 10 points. Virginia McMahon added eight points.