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CVs Mabie enjoys memorable ending to prep hoops career
Mikayla Mabie had a banner final year with Central Valleys varsity girls basketball team. The standout point guard was named WAC MVP. - photo by Courier file photo

Central Valley High School varsity girls basketball standout guard Mikayla Mabie jumped at the opportunity to compete in the 21st Annual Six-County Senior All-Star Classic.

"It was a goal of mine," Mikayla said. "When my mom coached at Turlock High, some of her players played in this game. I remember watching from the stands as a little girl."

Mabie scored a game-high 15 points during the Red team's 61-50 loss to the Blue team on May 6 at Modesto Junior College.

She teamed up with players from Atwater, Beyer, Golden Valley, Livingston, Merced, Orestimba, Ripon, Ripon Christian, Sonora and Turlock Christian.

Central Valley's Jesse Padilla and Livingston's Nina Garcia coached the Red All-Stars.

"It was memorable," Mabie said. "It was super fun getting to play with some of the best players around. I also got to play one last time for my head coach. It meant the world to me."

Mabie had five points and five assists during the National team's 32-31 win over the American team in the Second Annual Central Valley Senior Showcase on March 24 at Pitman High School.

Mikayla received the Coach's Choice Award.
Mabie accomplished a first in Central Valley girls basketball program history by being named WAC Most Valuable Player.

Mikayla averaged 13.9 points, 10.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game while leading the Hawks to an 18-8 overall record, a share of the WAC championship (11-1) and their second straight Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.

Mabie garnered first-team all-conference honors as a junior. She averaged 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 steals per contest.

Mikayla was a role player with Central Valley during her sophomore year. The Turlock High transfer averaged 4.7 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals.

"I was in pretty good shape (for the second all-star game)," Mabie said. "I train four times a week with (Ceres High standout girls basketball/softball player) Nicole Bates at Bonsu Elite Athletics. I need to get stronger. I need to improve my all-round game."

Mikayla plans to play basketball at the next level.

San Diego Christian College and Stanislaus State could be possible destinations.

"I'm still undecided," said Mabie, who's also considering continuing her hoops career at Fresno City College. "I'll make my decision soon."