Lathrop defeats North Pole to advance in MAC tourney

NORTH POLE-North Pole High School is hosting the 2014 Mid Alaska Conference tourney, and the host team ran into a tough task against the Lathrop Malemutes.

Friday's game would go back-and-forth early as North Pole would use physical basketball to hang with the Malemutes.  Junior DeAndre Campbell would lead the charge for North Pole and finish with a team high 13 points.

 But the second half would belong to Lathrop as they made a quick run and pushed the Patriots out of contention.  Kyle Carlson had 18 points to lead the Malemutes as he was scoring both inside and out.

The 64-51 win sets up a Dog Bowl hoops rematch for the MAC boys title Saturday night between West Valley and Lathrop.