The Blackhawks (1-1) grabbed the early lead, ahead 15-9 in the first quarter.
The Westerners (0-2) got within two points in the second quarter with about three minutes to go before halftime -- Hinton led 19-17.
"We played pretty well for 13 minutes and then we went away from good offensive movement and the struggle was on," A-W coach Jon Harris said.
Hinton hit a third-quarter surge, scoring 22 points to the Westerners' eight.
Leading the night's scoring was Hinton's Jake Hasselquist, a junior, with 16 points.
Hinton senior Jason Vander Kooi added 13 points and senior Carter Brock put up another nine, going two-of-six from the three-point arc.
Hasselquist also grabbed eight rebounds for the Blackhawks, while Vander Kooi nabbed seven steals and junior Ben Vonheeder made six steals.
Overall, Hinton tallied 23 steals against the Westerners.
For A-W, leading scorers were sophomore Tavian Banks and senior Kyle Schroeder with nine points each.
Schroeder also logged 10 rebounds for the night and junior Chance Hoffman had seven.
Junior Nathan Sanchez made four assists for A-W.
Hinton next plays Spalding Catholic at home on Tuesday, while the Westerners will meet up with Le Mars Gehlen Catholic on the road.