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Machain, balanced Maverick girls basketball team continue to thrive

Machain, balanced Maverick girls basketball team continue to thrive

When your team wins its league and you’re a second-year starter as well as league player of the year as a sophomore, you just hit repeat and keep doing what you’ve been doing, right? Well, not exactly. At least not in the case of the La Costa Canyon girls basketball team, Coach Mario Flores and his standout junior guard Alexis Machain.

Machain was the Mavericks’ leading scorer last season as they ran roughshod over the Avocado League West, claiming the title with a perfect (10-0) record before being knocked out of the CIF Open Division Tournament in the first round. The 5-7 backcourt ace was the team’s leading scorer, averaging right around 15 points per contest last winter but...

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