The Panthers built a solid 38-29 lead after three quarters off a 15-8 first quarter start. But Walkerville put Hesperia on its toes, scoring 18 points in the fourth quarter.
McKinnon racked up a whopping 25 points for the Panthers while Zach Glenn scored 13 points and Maddox Mosley got eight points.
Hesperia will take the court on Friday when they square up with league foe White Cloud at home.
Check out photos from Hesperia’ season-opening win shot by Leo Valdez.