Lathrop defeats East Anchorage in day one of Ice Jam Tournament

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The West Valley Ice Jam Girls Basketball tournament started this afternoon, with the Lathrop Malemutes hosting the East Anchorage Thunderbirds in the tournament opener.
The Malemutes were victorious, defeating the T-Birds 41-39.
Torrin Johnson-Oates provided the game winner for the Mutes, who will advance to the next round.
Ella Roberts led Lathrop in scoring with 14 points whils Johnson-Oates finished with 12.
They will now advance to the winners bracket, where they will play the winner between tonight's game between ACS and Valdez.
Other first round matchups tonight will see Bartlett take on Juneau while the host West Valley Wolfpack will play Eagle River.
This tournament will run through Saturday with the championship game set for Saturday at 4:30.