DOLA — North Baltimore used a big first quarter Wednesday evening to defeat Hardin Northern 74-48 in non-league boys basketball action.

The Tigers had a 31-12 lead after the opening quarter and never looked back in picking up the win.

Zach Wilhelm had 24 points, on 10-of-13 shooting, to lead the Polar Bears. Shawn Weihrauch added 12 points. Wilhelm and Bradlee Watts both puleld down seven rebounds for Hardin Northern.

North Baltimore won the junior varsity game 30-13.