AURORA | A profile look at Vista PEAK Prep junior Mackenzie Griffin 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):

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports


School: Vista PEAK Prep High School

Year: Junior

Height: 5-foot-7

2022-23 averages: 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals

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. Vista PEAK had just one senior and the rest of the core of underclassmen, including Griffin, took steps forward throughout the season. Griffin did a little bit of everything each game for the Bison and her versatility earned her a spot on the 4A/5A All-City League second team. She scored in double figures seven times, including five times in the last eight games with a high of 15 points coming against top-ranked George Washington. Griffin also had one double-digit rebounding performance (11 against Regis Groff) and recorded at least one steal in all but three games. She is a first-time A-Town All-Star Game participant.

Griffin vs. Aurora teams: vs. Rangeview (7 points, 3 rebounds); vs. Eaglecrest (2 points, 2 steals); vs. Rangeview (2 points)

Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...

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