Posted On: 01/16/20 10:44 AM

In a game that is always intriguing over the past five years or so, Class 5 powerhouse LC Bird travelled about 20 minutes to Class 4 contender Monacan yesterday. Both teams have seen success in the past few years, as LC Bird won the Class 5 State Championship in 2017, while Monacan won the Class 4 in 2016.

These teams look much different this year than in the past. Bird is a young team that plays only one senior and one junior with a handful of talented underclassmen, while Monacan has been without Virginia Tech commit Joe Bamisile all year and were missing two other starters as well.

With that being said, it didn’t stop Monacan from coming out the gates hot as junior forward Jamais Wertz hit three straight three-pointers in the first quarter to put them up by double digits, but Bird battled back with a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 17-12 at the end of the first. The Skyhawks kept that momentum rolling in the second quarter as they stretched that 6-0 run to a 14-0 run behind the play of senior Tyler Henderson and junior Promyse Ferguson, and were able to outscore the Chiefs

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