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This is a site for players, parents and fans of the Western Sizzlin Pee Wee Basketball Team of Goldtrap/Gardner Boys Club in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Our mission is to teach the kids solid basketball fundamentals that will enable them to improve their skills and enjoyment of the game. Although we will attempt to be competitive in all our games, our number one goal is for the kids to have fun, whether we win or lose. Our second goal is to develop an understanding of the importance of being a TEAM. We want them to know that we win as a team and we lose as a team. Hope you enjoy the site!!

2015 FSBGC Pee Wee City Tourney



Congrats to Gerber for winning the 2015 FSBGC Pee Wee City Championship. Gerber was the #1 seed from the Jeffrey/Stephens league. They defeated the #2 seed Sertoma by one point in the championship game.




Sizz Week 8 - Player of the Week - Mathew Rashidi



Our player of the week for week 8 of the season is Mathew Rashidi. Mathew played well in the game tonight versus Preferred Office. He did a lot of things that don't show up on the stat sheet. He freed guys up for several easy baskets by setting screens on the wing. He played very good defense and grabbed down a couple of rebounds in the game. Mathew always plays hard and gives 110% on the floor. He is a fun kid to be around and coach. Great job Mathew, we are very proud of you!




Sizz blows by Preferred 35-8!


In a game that was never close, we came out a bit rusty, but still cruised to an easy 35-8 win tonight over Preferred Office. Preferred has struggled this season with an 0-8 record. They have nine 3rd graders on their roster and will be a team to contend with next season. But this season has been tough on them. Our kids didn't seem to care what their record was. We came out and played good defense and made it tough for them most of the night.

The opening quarter neither team could get much going for the first couple of minutes. We missed some easy shots but finally got on the board when Ty Jones got a good screen from Mathew Rashidi and drove to the hole for an easy basket. Ashton Alston then sank a jump shot from the wing to give us a 4-0 lead. After another Preferred turnover caused by Jacob Teague, Ty once again scored and sank a free throw to give us a 7-0 lead by the end of the quarter. Kobe Branham and Ty Jones totally controlled the glass in the quarter, grabbing down 9 rebounds between them.

The 2nd quarter we really kicked our defense into gear and forced Preferred into turnovers on most trips down the floor. Trey Grant and Ty turned several of those turnovers into baskets at our end of the floor. With us holding a 15-2 lead, Trey made a great pass to Jayden for a layup to extend our lead even more. After Mason Adams forced another Preferred turnover, Ty would score and we had built a 19-2 lead by the half. 

The final two quarters we made sure all the guys got equal playing time as Preferred never got within 18 points of us the entire second half. Ty had a good half as he would score 5 points. Trey would knock down a couple more jumpers to help extend our lead. Players like Kobe Branham, Jacob Teague, Drew Buergler and Mason Adams all played very good defense and really controlled the boards for us in the half. Mathew had several good plays on defense and set some great screens for Ty, that freed him up for baskets. Jayden Brown was a bulldog on defense once again and made life miserable for the Preferred guards all night. The game would end with us rolling to a 35-8 win.

We were lead in scoring by Ty's 17 points and 14 rebounds. Trey would finish with 9 points, 3 rebounds and at least 7 or 8 assists. Ashton would score 6 points and grabbed down 5 boards. Jayden rounded out our scoring with 3 points and 2 rebounds on the night. We return to action on Saturday in a non-conference game versus Arkoma at 1:00pm. Please be at Goldtrap by 12:30pm on Saturday.  



Goldtrap League Pee Wee Basketball Scores

Week 1     (Non-conference Games)

Western Sizz - 42                 Preferred Office - 11

Graduate Sales - 37               National Family - 25

Army Surplus - 34                 Optimist - 14

Western Sizz - 26                 Custom Awards - 18   


Week 2     (Non-conference Games)

Army Surplus - 31                  Dale Crampton - 11

National Family - 28              Optimist - 21

Graduate Sales - 34              Preferred Office - 12     

Graduate Sales - 33              Arkoma - 11   


Week 3     (Conference Games begin)

Army Surplus - 40                 Preferred Office - 13

Dale Crampton - 31               Optimist - 10 

Western Sizz - 36                National Family - 22

*Army Surplus - 52              Arkoma - 35 


Week 4     

National Family - 28             Dale Crampton - 26

Graduate Sales - 34             Western Sizz - 32

Optimist - 17                        Preferred Office - 16

*Optimist - 23                       Arkoma - 34 



Week 5     

National Family - 42             Preferred Office - 21

Western Sizz - 31                Dale Crampton - 12

Graduate Sales - 35             Army Surplus - 23      

*National Family - 41            Arkoma - 40 


Week 6      

Dale Crampton - 31              Preferred Office - 11

Graduate Sales - 39            Optimist - 19

Western Sizz - 39               Army Surplus - 26   

*Arkoma - 43                       Preferred Office - 33 


Week 7      

Army Surplus - 38               National Family - 25

Graduate Sales - 34            Dale Crampton - 24

Western Sizz - 34               Optimist - 9     

*Dale Crampton - 25            Arkoma - 23       


Week 8      

Army Surplus - 35               Optimist - 8 

Western Sizz - 35              Preferred Office - 8

Graduate Sales - 36            National Family - 29               




Sizz Week 7 - Player of the Week - Mason Adams



Our player of the week for week 7 of the season is Mason Adams. Mason had a good game on Tuesday night versus Optimist. He did not score in the game but had four big rebounds and played great defense. I have really been challenging him to get more aggressive on the boards and grab rebounds. He responded on Tuesday night and helped us get a big win. Mason has a great attitude and always tries his best. Great job Mason, we are very proud of you!





Sizz defense sharp in win over Optimist, 34-9!


Early on it looked like we were in for a battle in this game. Optimist came out hitting a couple of shots and attacking our defense. But our defense would tighten down and hold them to only three points the final three quarters of the game. Let's see how it all went down.

The opening quarter both teams exchanged baskets for the first couple of minutes. Ty Jones was getting great screens from Jacob Teague and Kobe Branham, which freed him for a couple of easy baskets. Andrew Reeder responded with a couple of baskets for Optimist to tie the game at 4. Ashton Alston had a good quarter as he knocked down a couple of shots to give us a 8-4 lead. Kobe would then take a pass from Ty and make a great move to the hole to extend our lead to 10-4. After a basket by Optimist, Ty would score once again and Ashton would hit a free throw to give us a 13-6 lead by the end of the quarter.

I really challenged the 2nd quarter group to shut their offense down and to step up our defense. That's exactly what they did. Jayden Brown and Trey Grant forced turnovers on most trips down the floor. We had several nice fast breaks that lead to some easy baskets for Ashton and Trey. We would hold Optimist to only one basket the entire quarter, while our offense caught fire. Trey would knock down another jumoer and hit a couple of free throws to extend our lead to 27-8 by the half.

The 3rd and 4th quarter we played all the kids equal minutes but our defensive effort was still the same. Mathew Rashidi, Drew Buerler and Mason Adams were a few of our defenisve stand outs in the final half. The final two quarters went by very fast due to the mercy rule being in effect. The final buzzer would sound and we had cruised in for a 34-9 win. We held Optimist to only one point the entire second half. Great job tonight Sizz. See you all next week at practice.



Sizz Week 6 - Player of the Week - Jacob Teague



Our player of the week for week 6 of the season is Jacob Teague. He did not score in the game versus Army Surplus but still did a lot of good things that helped us get a big win. Jacob had a couple of rebounds and really played good defense against one of Army's better shooters in the opening quarter of the game. Jacob was giving his all out there, as he was diving on the floor for loose balls and caused several turnovers. Jacob is a great kid and fun to coach. Great job Jacob, we are very proud of you!




Sizz "red-hot" shooting leads to big win over Army Surplus!


This was a game that we really needed to win to all but secure the #2 seed out of Goldtrap in the up-coming city tournament. Army Surplus is a very good team and they are well coached by Nick and James. Their kids play hard so we knew we were in for a dogfight in this one.

The opening quarter would be tight the entire 6 minutes. Both teams played solid defense in the quarter and points were tough to come by. Ty Jones would knock down a couple of shots in the quarter and Ashton Alston would score three points to give us an 8-6 lead after one quarter of play. Kobe Branham and Mason Adams did a good job on the glass in the quarter, holding Army to one shot most trips down the floor. Jacob Teague helped our cause with his hustle and defense on the wing.

The 2nd quarter we started to pull away. Trey Grant caught fire from the field, knocking down shots from all over the floor. Trey would rattle off 9 points in the quarter and Ty would score on a couple of drives to the hoop. Jayden Brown's defense at the top of our zone was awesome and he also grabbed down 5 rebounds in the 2nd quarter alone. Mathew Rashidi and Drew Buergler also played very good defense and we would outscore Army, 13-5 to take a 21-11 lead into the half-time break.

The 3rd quarter our defense was really good and Army found it tough to get off many good shots. Ashton, Trey and Jayden gave their guards all sorts of problems and it lead to numerous turnovers. Trey remained hot from the floor, knocking down a couple more shots from the wing. Drew would sink a 15-footer to extend our lead to 29-15 by the end of the quarter.

The final quarter would see Army close the gap some but just when they had pulled within 10 points, Trey once again stepped up and sank a long jumper to give us a 34-22 lead. Both teams exchanged a few baskets the rest of the way but Army would never get any closer than 10 points the rest of the game. We would cruise to the 39-26 win. The win moves us to 5-1 on the season and all alone in 2nd place in the league standings. We will return to practice next Monday at 7pm and play Optimist on Tuesday, Feb 3 @ 7:30pm.   



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