West Salem's Jackson Leach (3) looks to make a pass during the game against South Salem on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 in Salem, Ore.

West Salem basketball player Jackson Leach is the Statesman Journal’s Athlete of the Week.

Leach won the newspaper’s poll for top area athletes, which is voted on by readers.

He had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists against Regis, and 17 points and five rebounds against West Linn.

Here is another look at this week’s other nominees. 

Spencer Horne, Cascade basketball: He had 20 points for the Cougars in a win against Central in the Capitol City Classic.

Grace Hinkle, Salem Academy basketball: In wins against North Douglas and St. Paul, she averaged 14 points per game on 77% shooting, as well as six rebounds per game. 

Evan Good, Silverton basketball: He scored 16 points against Wilsonville in the Capitol City Classic. 



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