By John Anderson

Last Thursday, the girls varsity basketball team hit the road for their season opener in Uxbridge where they defeated the Spartans 54-27. Monday’s first home game also ended favorably with a 62-29 win over Grafton.

Emily Sarkisian laid up the first two points less than a minute into the game, and the score would never shift from a Rocket lead. The Indians quickly racked up 6 team fouls but then calmed down a bit and avoided the penalty. The half ended 33-16.

Grafton had great difficulty making the simple shots, and they ended with only five 2-pointers to the Rockets’ 24. The Indians hit 4 from downtown to Auburn’s 1, but that made no difference against the consistent and unselfish Rocket offense.

Sophomore Emily Sarkisian led the rockets with 15 points. Ryanne Burke, Amanda Bylund and Nathalie Khafaga each had 8. Coach Ellen Kaschuluk was very pleased with this season’s start, and has great faith in her senior captains Amber Abderrazzaq, Ryanne Burke and Lyndsey Gabrielian. All have played varsity since their freshman year, and Coach Kaschuluk added, “They all know each other, and know what to expect.