AURORA | A profile look at Vista PEAK sophomore Amirah Pena 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: Vista PEAK High School
2022-23 averages: 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.6 steals, 2.4 assists
Season highlights: The Bison adapted well to the move from the now-defunct EMAC to the Class 4A/5A division of the City League (formerly the Denver Prep League) as coach Howard Payne’s team went undefeated in those games, won 15 games overall and made it to the 5A Sweet 16 before its season came to an end. Pena was part of a young group that took a step forward and she played at a level that earned her a spot on the 4A/5A All-City League second team. On a prolific 3-point shooting team, Pena made 38 triples to rank third, while she was second on the team in scoring average with 14 double-digit scoring games (topped by a 22-point effort in a win over Denver East). She was second on her team in steals and third in assists as well. Pena earned selection to the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.
Pena vs. Aurora teams: vs. Rangeview (9 points, 2 assists); vs. Eaglecrest (3 rebounds); vs. Rangeview (19 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals)