LEIPSIC — Leipsic’s defense gave the Hardin Northern offense fits all game long as the Vikings cruised to a 60-8 Blanchard Valley Conference win.

The Polar Bears scored four points in the first half and four points in the second half. The Vikings scored all the points they would need in the first quarter as they outscored Hardin Northern 19-2. A 15-2 run in the second quarter had the Vikings up 34-4 at halftime. Hardin Northern didn't score a point in the third quarter before scoring four points in the fourth quarter.

Haley Gerten led the Vikings (6-1, 13-3) with 13 points and Shalynn Morman finished with 11. Amber Gerdeman had nine points for Leipsic.

Brooklynn Watts had three points and three rebounds for the Polar Bears (1-6, 2-14).

Leipsic won the junior varsity game 43-27.