AURORA | A profile look at Cherokee Trail junior Damara Allen who is on the roster of Team West for the 11 a.m. A-Town All-Star Girls Game on March 18, 2023, at Eaglecrest High School (purchase tickets, here):
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School: Cherokee Trail High School
2022-23 averages: 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.4 steals, 2.0 assists
Season highlights: Allen was a big part of the group that contributed to a massive season for coach Tammi Traylor-Statewright’s Cougars, who nearly doubled their win total from the previous season — as they went from 10-14 to 19-6 — got ranked as high as No. 2 at one point in the CHSAANow.com Class 6A Coaches Poll and advanced to the Sweet 16. In her third varsity season, Allen earned her second All-Centennial League accolade as she made the first team after a season in which led her team in scoring, assists and steals per game. Her season-high of 25 points game in a 57-33 win over Rangeview on Jan. 14, which was one of her 15 games in double-digit scoring, while she finished with double-doubles (points and rebounds) against a pair of outstanding teams in Cherry Creek and Regis Jesuit as well as Brighton. Allen earned selection to the A-Town All-Star Game for the second time, but didn’t get to play last season when the game was canceled.
Allen vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals); vs. Rangeview (25 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals); vs. Smoky Hill (8 points, 5 steals, 4 assists); vs. Eaglecrest (5 points, 5 rebounds); vs. Grandview (24 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals); vs. Overland (16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists); vs. Eaglecrest (9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals); vs. Regis Jesuit (13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals)