College Basketball

Surging Mavericks drop Serra to earn CIF hoops championship berth

Surging Mavericks drop Serra to earn CIF hoops championship berth

Winning for the 12th time in its last 13 outings, the La Costa Canyon girls basketball team is now heading back to the CIF Division I championship game for the first time since 2016 and looking for its first section title since 2011. The top-seeded Mavericks under first-year Head Coach Caitlin Eichlin, swept aside fifth-seed Serra, 70-52, in Tuesday night’s semi-final and will duel Avocado West League rival San Marcos Friday at UC San Diego’s RIMAC Arena (6 p.m. tip-off) for the CIF banner. The occasion had more than one person harking back to the tradition of success the program has had over the years.

“It’s amazing, kind of surreal that we’re going to the CIF championship...

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