Grafton defeats Millbrook 56-40 in State Quarterfinals. Story Update
The Pioneers (14-12) had trouble shooting throughout against the Region 1 champion Clippers (27-2), who returned 11 players from last year’s team that lost in the Group AA, Division 4 final in overtime. Millbrook made just 12 of 46 shots (26 percent) against Grafton’s tall and athletic defenders.
Grafton built its lead to 35-22 after three quarters, then never led by fewer than 12 points in the fourth quarter.
Despite the loss, it was an impressive season for Millbrook. The Pioneers had not made the state tournament since winning the Group AA state title in 2008, but as the No. 7 seed they upset No. 2 Sherando and beat No. 6 Briar Woods in the Region II, Division 4 tournament to clinch a state berth.
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