Remsen St. Mary's won its season opener by a 67-34 decision on Monday evening as the Hawks traveled to face the Warriors on the road in Whiting.
The Hawks, who return a wealth of experience from a year ago, got off to a slow start as they led just 12-9 after eight minutes of play.
But by halftime, RSM opened up a 31-19 lead and never trailed the rest of the way.
A 20-6 third quarter gave the Hawks a 51-25 advantage en route to the non-conference win.
Emma Krier paced the Hawks with a game-high 23 points. The junior, who earned All-War Eagle Conference Honorable Mention as a sophomore, added nine steals, nine rebounds and three assists in the win.
Senior Mercedees Ricke poured in 17 points to go along with eight rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Brielle Biezuns collected 14 points and three steals for the Hawks, who totaled 25 steals as a team.
Emily Klein added five rebounds and three steals while freshman Mackenzie Hajek dished out three assists.
Looking ahead to the rest of the 2009-10 season, the Hawks will look to improve on a 5-17 record as they boast a lot of experience in their 2009-10 squad.
Krier was RSM's leading scorer with 13.4 points per game. She added a team high 132 rebounds to go along with 39 assists, 22 blocks and 68 steals.
Ricke collected 8.5 points per game and added 100 total rebounds, 37 assists and 48 steals in her junior season.
Emily Klein (3.3 ppg), Stacie Ahlers (1.3 ppg) and Sadie Lewis (1.4 ppg) will add senior leadership for the Hawks this season.
Junior Biezuns will also be a threat after averaging 3.5 points per game as a sophomore. Biezuns added 105 rebounds, 22 assists and 35 steals last season.
RSM will add a pair of freshmen to the mix with Hajek and Makenzie Ricke.
The Hawks will look to improve on an 1-8 War Eagle Conference record as new teams Remsen-Union and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn join the league.
RSM returns to the court Tuesday evening as the Hawks make their home debut against Akron-Westfield, which holds a No. 10 preseason ranking in Class 1A.