By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer
Grafton – The seventh-seed Grafton High School girls basketball team held off a late surge by the tenth-seed Nipmuc Regional High School and won their first-round Central Division 3 playoff game Feb. 28 by a score of 27-25.
Grafton cruised out to an easy 13-6 lead at halftime. Nipmuc continued to battle and pulled within 1 point, 26-25, with 1:24 left. Grafton, with excellent clock and ball management, maintained possession for nearly all of the remaining time to preserve the win.
Grafton senior Lauren Eddy scored 12, while Gigi LeMay and Abby Rogers both added 5. Kylie Gallagher was the game’s top scorer, accounting for 19 of Nipmuc’s 25 points. Grafton advances to play second-seed Oakmont Friday, March 3.