Athlete of the Week: Leetsah Deam, Kingston girls basketball

The Kingston girls basketball team picked up an emotional victory last week, defeating their district rivals North Kitsap for the first time since 2016. Leetsah Deam, the team’s senior captain, was a big part of that win. Deam scored all of her game-high 14 points in the second half, accounting for half of her team’s third and fourth quarter points in a 49-46 win over the Vikings.

Deam has had a flair for the dramatic in her high school career; in a playoff game against Fife last season, her game-high 20 points and game-tying 3-pointer led Kingston to a come-from-behind 61-58 win and moved the team to within one game of qualifying for regionals.