Wayne Wilkins (2) of Roanoke Rapids moves to the hoop on Monday in Littleton. The junior scored 18 points to helm the Jackets' 46-42 triumph over Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy.

LITTLETON — Wayne Wilkins scored 18 points on Monday as Roanoke Rapids edged Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy, 46-42.

The dust-up was the season-opener for both teams.

Jamad Granville also played well for the Yellow Jackets, finishing with eight points, while senior forward Ethan Sledge collected seven rebounds.

The non-conference rivals conclude their home-and-home series on Dec. 2 at Roanoke Rapids.