By Jeremy McDonald
South Salem’s Maggie Lapray (Girls Basketball), McKay’s Anabel Rivera (Girls Wrestling), West Salem’s Jon Breyman (Boys Basketball) and West Salem’s Kaden Oprea (Boys Swimming) were named to the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of January 7.
The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from South Salem Girls Basketball, is Maggie Lapray. Maggie, a junior and team captain, plays wing for the 6-3 Saxons. During the Holiday Classic, where she earned all-tournament honors, Maggie averaged 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists on the way to a 2-1 tourney record. Coach Adrian Lewis added, “She can do it all for us. She can shoot the three and attack the paint to get layups. She is always communicating on both ends of the floor that helps the rest of the team get matched up.”
Congratulations Maggie from the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club!
The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from McKay Girls Wrestling, is Anabel Rivera. Anabel, a junior, went undefeated for the Scots at the Northwest Girls Duals in Albany on Thursday last week. Her performance helped lift McKay to a 2nd place finish. Coach Logan Fore added, “She has become a leader not only on the mat but in the classroom. Anabel started wrestling as a 9th grader and has improved drastically since then. She has become a leader not only on the mat but in the classroom. Anabel is someone that I never have to worry about and I know is always working hard!”
Congratulations Anabel from the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club!
The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from West Salem Boys Basketball, is Jon Breyman. Jon is a senior for the 8-1 and #8 ranked Titans. Jon averaged 11.3 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists in the prestigious Capitol City Classic holiday tournament at Willamette University. His biggest game was in the semi-final against Beaverton (currently #6) scoring 21, all in the second half and overtime to bring West back from 20 points down. He also had 5 rebounds and 4 steals. His 25-foot falling away 3-point shot at the buzzer got the Titans to OT. Jon led the Titans in scoring in the championship game versus Wilsonville (#1) as well, with 11 points in a low scoring defensive struggle (42-39). Jon was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. West Salem is the first Oregon team to win the Capitol City Classic and Jon is the first local player to be named MOP.
Congratulations Jon from the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club!
The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from West Salem Boys Swimming, is Kaden Oprea. Kaden is a junior for the Titans. Over the break he was MVP at the West Salem Double Distance Holiday Meet. He also broke two school records, one in the 1000 free style and one in the 200 butterfly. Coach Dan Evans said “Both are events we do not swim often but he did set the school record!” Kaden was also co-MVP against McNary before the break.
This is Kaden’s second SSBC AOTW honor.
Congratulations Kaden from the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club!