MILLBURY, Mass. — The Grafton High School boys' basketball team rode a 27-point performance by junior Josh Levy to defeat the Millbury Woolies, 47-34, Tuesday night in Grafton.
The Indians controlled the boards throughout and used a fast break that Millbury couldn't stop for the entire night. Once the Indians moved the ball around, Levy was hitting from everywhere knocking the Woolies back on their heels.
Grafton raced out to a 5-0 lead early in the contest before Anthony DiStefano drained a three-point play to pull Millbury within two. That would be as close as the Woolies would get, though. Grafton went on a 15-2 run to end the quarter and opened up a 20-5 lead.
Millbury would narrow things a bit in the second quarter, but whenever it would seemingly crawl back into the game, the Indians would pound the boards on the offensive end and get shot after shot until they opened the lead again. Grafton led 29-15 at the half.
Grafton got its offense in gear again in the third quarter, with Levy scoring 10 of his 27 points. Millbury could only manage 10 points total and the score after three was 43-25 for the Indians.
The fourth quarter was much of the same, with Grafton pounding the boards and using the fast break to get deep in the Millbury zone quickly. Both teams emptied their benches and the underclassmen got some quality minutes.
In addition to Levy’s 27 points and nine rebounds, Grafton was led by Josh Evans and Don Martin who each scored seven points for the Indians. The Woolies got 11 points from Anthony DiStefano, with Evan Cano scoring nine and Tristan Cano putting in seven.
The Woolies return to action Friday night at home against Sutton. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. The Indians next play Thursday night at Uxbridge. Game time is 7 p.m.