Elk Lake sophomore basketball player Matthew Mowry has been the leading scorer, netting a total of 51 points in three games, for the Warriors this past week. He is also leading the team in 3-point goals. In recognition of his achievement, Mowry has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athlete of the Week.
Grade, age, hometown: Sophomore, 16, Meshoppen
Family: Mom Amy, sister Alyssa (23)
Do you have any pets? A dog named Dutchy
What other sports do you play? Baseball and soccer
Three reasons why you compete: I compete because I love the sport, I love to play alongside my friends, and it relieves stress.
Athletes you admire: Kyrie Irving and LeBron James
What celebrity would you like to meet at Dunkin for a cup of coffee? Ryan Reynolds
Who inspires you to be better? My mom because no matter what, she is always behind me. She tells me what I can be doing better, and even if she yells, I know it is to make me better.
Favorite school subject: Math
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? California
What is your biggest fear? Clowns
Favorite Social Media App: Snapchat
Favorite Radio Station: 98.5 KRZ
What is the last movie you saw in the theater? “Jumanji: The Next Level”
What is the best place for post game food? The Ram Zone in Wyalusing
Who makes you laugh the most? My friends Kyle and Pierce
Superstitions or Rituals: Before the game, I give myself a pep talk in my head.
What song would you sing at karaoke? “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC
When did you start playing competitively? In fourth grade
Favorite court to compete on and why? Lackawanna Trail because they are so loud, and it is nice to quiet them down.
What is your favorite basketball memory? Winning the Red Wallace award against Carbondale earlier this year.
What did you want to be when you were younger? I wanted to be in the NFL
What is your dream job now? A lawyer
What is the coolest place you have traveled to? Canada
Who are your closest teammates? Jake Gustin, Brant Marshall, and Pierce Forkal
How would you describe Coach Emmons in one word? Enthusiastic
How would he describe you? Competitive
What sports quote or motto do you try to live by? “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
What skill would you like to master? Ball handling
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Play a sport
Random fun fact: I am really funny
Post-graduation plans: To go to college and try to live my life step by step.