Three local schools capture state titles in basketball: Monacan boys and girls, Cosby girls

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On the first day of VHSL state championship games, five schools entered Wednesday with a chance at the plaque and only two walked away with it. One of those doubled their hardware on the day.

The Monacan Lady Chiefs repeated as 4A girls state champions with relative ease over William Fleming, 93-56, after grabbing the school’s first ever basketball title.

Immediately following that game, the Monacan boys rallied from down 10 in the 3rd quarter to go on a 16-3 run, stunning Lake Taylor, 57-53, and completing the unlikely journey to a 4A boys state title as the overall 8th seed in the bracket. The last time a school swept basketball championships in its classification was Salem HS (Va.) in 2013.

The Cosby girls took a heated attack from Langley and stole victory from the jaws of the defeat with the defensive heroics of UNC signee Jocelyn Jones with seconds remaining. The win, 42-57 over the Saxons, gave the Lady Titans their 3rd straight 6A girls state championship.

5A was not as kind as the other two classifications. Both Highland Springs and L.C. Bird walked away as the state runner-ups, Springers dropping a 2nd consecutive game to Princess Anne, 73-50; the Skyhawks needing 35 points from Charles Falden to eliminate a 17 point deficit only to lose 67-61 to Potomac.

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