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Grayslake North pulls away late to win

Updated: February 19, 2013 10:08PM

Danny Mateling scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as visiting Grayslake North pulled away from crosstown rival Grayslake Central late and earned a 69-69 victory Tuesday in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division finale for both teams.

A.J. Fish had 24 points for the Knights, who led just 44-42 after three quarters and trailed 30-28 at halftime.

North will play in the Class 4A division when March Madness begins and Grayslake Central will play in 3A and likely gete a shot at powerful Lakes in the Vernon Hills Regional.

Danny Reed had 12 oints, Joey Mudd 10, Malcolm Reed 9 and Matt Spalding 9 for Central, who let the game get away at the foul line. Grayslkae Central was 7-of-15 from the stripe while North was 14-of-19.

Both teams have non-conference road games on Friday night. North finished a disappointing 5-7 in the division and is 15-11 overall. The Rams finsiehd 2-10 in the loop and are 4-21.

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