The Decorah Viking boys basketball team was hot from the beginning of its home game against Waukon Tuesday night and never let up, earning an 82-62 victory.
Decorah ran out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter, 22-8, and led by 27 points at halftime, 47-20. Decorah still led by 22 points at the end of the third quarter, 63-41.
Ten Vikings broke into the scoring column, with Jerod Redenius having a career night, scoring 27 points. Nick Bockman added 13 points and Tyron Nelson had 10 points for the Vikings, who sank nine 3-pointers.
With the victory, the Vikings pull to within half a game of Waukon in the NEIC standings. Waukon is 6-5, while Decorah is 5-5 on the season. Decorah has away games at Charles City and Crestwood remaining on its schedule, while Waukon travels to New Hampton.