Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Fowler Grizzlies (District 6 Quarter-Final) PREVIEW

The 2016 Class 2A District 6 Tournament kicks off today! We’re previewing each Ark Valley teams matchup. First up is Rocky Ford vs. Fowler. The game will be played in Rocky Ford, at the “Melon Dome”, by virtue of Rocky Ford being the higher seed coming in at #3. The Fowler Grizzlies come into the match-up as the #6 Seed in the District Tournament.

Rocky Ford and Fowler have met twice this season, with Rocky Ford winning both games. The teams met on December 18th in Rocky Ford, the Meloneers came away with a 39-27 victory. The leading scorers for each team were: Jonathan Montanez of Rocky Ford with 15 points, Jakob Juul and Alex Proctor for Fowler both with 9 points.

The two teams met once again, this time in Fowler on January 30th. This game was closer than most people expected as the Meloneers narrowly escaped with a 45-44 victory, after a last second shot did not fall for the Grizzlies. Leading scorers in this game were: Jonathan Montanez for Rocky Ford with 16 points and Alex Proctor for Fowler with 15 points.

Look for this game to be close once again as both teams have very much improved throughout the season. This game is a win or go home game for both teams. The winner advances to the District 6 Semi-Finals Thursday at McDivitt Center on the campus of Otero Junior College. The loser, well their season is done.

Players to Watch For:

Rocky Ford– Jonathan Montanez & Charlton Amaya

Fowler– Alex Proctor & Kai Geringer

If you can make it to the game tonight, don’t worry Pat McGee has you covered, he’ll be live on 92.1 FM KTHN Thunder Country with the call at 6pm. Hope to see you at “The Dome”!