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Fowler High School basketball's Scott Mobbley picking up where older brother left off

Ken Hamrick
LA Junta Tribune
Fowler High School's Scott Mobbley puts up a shot against Swink in Saturday's game at Swink. Mobbley scored 13 points in the Grizzlies 62-22 win over the Lions.

He may be only a freshman, but Fowler High School's Scott Mobbley is already picking up from where his brother, Johnathan, left off.

Mobbley played a big role in leading the third-ranked Grizzlies to a 62-22 win over Swink Saturday at the Lions Den. He scored 13 points, second on the team behind Gabriel Proctor's 15.

"We put a lot of stress on his position with him being a freshman," said Fowler coach Mark Lowther. "He's doing a great job and he learns quickly and he's getting better every game out."

Both of the brothers played the same sports for Fowler — football, basketball and baseball.

"I'm following in his footsteps, hopefully," Mobbley said. "Maybe being a little bit better."

"We're hoping the same, that he takes up from where his brother left off," Lowther said.

The Grizzlies' top scorer, senior Val Leone, suffered a mild injury in the second quarter and did not play the rest of the game.

"He's just a little bit tender nursing an ankle," Lowther said. "He tweaked it a little bit so we just left him out so we can get him healthy."

Fortunately, the rest of the Grizzly line-up took up the slack. In fact, every one of the Fowler players got into the scoring column.

"We talk about if anybody goes down or gets into foul trouble it's important for the other kids to be ready — and they did that today," Lowther said. "We had pretty good, balanced scoring."

Cord Proctor led the Lions in scoring with nine points, followed by Clay Roweth with six.

Fowler (3-1, 2-0 Santa Fe League) will host Las Animas on Tuesday. Swink (0-4, 0-2) will play at Sargent on Friday and host Rye on Saturday.

FOWLER 62, SWINK 22

Fowler — Proctor 5 5-6 15, J. Bates 1 0-0 2, Leone 1 0-0 2, B. Bates 3 0-0 6, Mobbley 6 1-2 13, Milberger 2 0-0 5, Griffy 2 2-2 6, Anderson 3 0-0 6, Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Manchego 1 1-1 3, Roe 1 0-0 2. Total 26 9-11 62.

3-point goal — Milberger 1.

Swink — Roweth 3 0-0 6, Proctor 4 1-4 9, N. Paolucci 0 0-0 0, Miner 1 0-0 3, Bauserman 1 0-0 2, Carale 0 0-0 0, Guerin 0 0-0 0, J. Paolucci 1 0-2 2, Reynolds 0 0-0 0. Total 10 1-6 22.

3-point goal — Miner 1.

Fowler 14 23 15 10 — 62

Swink 7 2 9 4 — 22

Fouls — Fowler 9, Swink 13.

FOWLER GIRLS EDGE SWINK

Ryanna Pruett sank a free throw with 3:14 left in the game and the Fowler High School girls basketball team's defense did the rest as the Grizzlies defeated Swink 31-30 Saturday at the Lions Den.

The Lions had several chances to take the lead in the final minutes but they were unsuccessful.

Alyssa Maestas led Fowler with nine points followed by Pruett with eight.

Baylie Krueger had the hot hand for Swink as she scored 14 points including four 3-point baskets.

Fowler (2-2, 2-0 Santa Fe) will host Las Animas on Tuesday. Swink (2-2, 1-1) will travel to Sargent on Friday and then host top-ranked Rye on Saturday.

FOWLER 31, SWINK 30

Fowler — Mason 0 3-8 3, Romero 0 1-2 1, Flanscha 2 0-0 4, Pieper 0 0-2 0, Pruett 3 1-6 8, Maestas 4 1-4 9, Wetzel 1 0-0 2, Alvey 1 2-2 4. Total 11 8-24 31.

3-point goal — Pruett 1.

Swink — Larrew 1 2-2 4, Chavez 1 1-6 3, Bond 3 0-0 7, Krueger 5 0-0 14, Hanagan 1 0-0 2. Morales 0 0-0 0, Wallace 0 0-0 0, Cabrera 0 0-0 0. Total 11 3-8 30.

3-point goals — Krueger 4, Bond 1.

Fowler 11 3 9 8 — 31

Swink 10 8 5 7 — 30

Fouls — Fowler 12, Swink 18.

Tribune-Democrat reporter Ken Hamrick can be reached by email atKHamrick1@gannett.com. Help support local journalism by subscribing to the La Junta Tribune-Democrat at lajuntatribunedemocrat.com/subscribenow.