Sizz Basketball: Welcome

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!!

Sizz Week 1 - Player of the Week - Trey Grant



Our player of the week for week 1 of the season is Trey Grant. Trey had a great game tonight versus Preferred Office. He finished with 16 points and had more steals then I could count. He was all over the place on defense and caused all sorts of problems for the Preferred Office guards. Trey really ran the floor well and was a real leader out there for us tonight. Trey is a great kid that you enjoy being around and coaching. Gonna be a fun year with him. Way to go Trey for being named player of the week, we are very proud of you!




Sizz defense leads way past Custom Awards, 26-18!


After cruising thru our first game last week, it sure was great to see how our kids would react in a close game situation. Custom Awards is very well coached and their kids are talented and play very hard. They have some very good guards and they caused us some trouble early in the game. We made some adjustments at half-time and the 3rd quarter we put the game away. Let's see how it all went down.

The opening quarter was very competitive. Both teams struggled to get much going on offense. Both teams played very tough defense. Custom got a couple of easy baskets on us using a backdoor play. We called timeout and quickly put a stop to it, but on offense we could not get in a rhythm. Ashton Alston scored a couple of baskets off nice passes from Kobe Branham to make the score tied at 4. After another Custom basket, Ty Jones would sink a free throw to pull us within 6-5 by the end of the quarter.

The 2nd quarter our defense really stepped up to another level and did not allow Custom Awards a single point in the quarter. But the problem was we did not score much ourself. Jayden Brown would knock down a couple of short jumpers to give us a 9-6 lead and that would be all the scoring in the 2nd quarter. This one had turned into a defensive battle to say the least.

At the half we made a couple of adjustments on offense and defense and it really seemed to get us going in the 3rd quarter. Our defense really shut down the passing lanes and made it very difficult for Custom Awards to run their offense. We would outscore them 11-2 in the quarter and really put this game away. Ty Jones would score 7 points in the quarter, while Ashton would knock down a couple of shots of his own. By the end of the quarter we had built a 20-8 lead. Our length and quickness created numerous turnovers that led to easy baskets for us on the other end of the floor. Trey and Jayden really locked down on their guards defensively and Custom had no answers.

The final quarter would see Custom make a mini run but it was too little too late. We would pull out the hard fought 26-18 win. We were led in scoring by Ty's 10 points. Right behind him was Ashton with 9 points. Jayden had a good game on both ends of the floor and finished with 6 points. Trey rounded out our scoring with a single point but he had 8 big rebounds. Kobe and Drew would do a great job on defense and on the glass. Kobe finished with 8 boards, while Drew would pull down 7 of his own. I'm very proud of how hard the kids played and it was great to see them pull out this tough win. Custom Awards will be one of the best teams at Evans this year, so this was a good test for us. Great job today guys!

We will not play another game until Monday, January 6th @ 7:30 versus National Family. We will practice on Monday the 15, 22nd and 29th @ 7pm. Hope you all have a very blessed Christmas!



Sizz blows by Preferred Office, 42-11


Wow, what a way to start the season tonight with a blowout win over Preferred Office 42-11. Our kids brought what we had been working on in practice to the game and ran it to perfection. Our defense was awesome and our offense was getting layups on most trips down the floor. Let's see how it all went down tonight.

The opening quarter we came right out attacking Preferred with our smothering defense. Ashton Alston and Mason Adams were forcing the Preferred guards into bad passes and Ty Jones was picking them off and turning them into points at the other end of the floor. With two minutes gone in the game we had a 8-0 lead. After another Preferred turnover, Kobe Branham scored in the paint to make it a 10-0 lead. Preferred sank a couple of free throws but we came right back with a basket from Ashton to make it 12-2. Ty would score on a nice move in the lane and Ashton would knock down a free throw to make our lead 15-2 after one quarter of play.

The 2nd quarter our defense really kicked it into high gear. Jayden Brown would not let the Preferred guards get by him and he caused numerous turnovers. Trey Grant picked off several passes in the quarter and turned them into points for us. Trey was beating Preferred down the floor and they had no answer for him. At one point in the quarter he would score 8 straight points and our lead had grown to 25-2. Jayden would then score on a nice drive down the lane and Drew Buergler would knock down a short jumper. Trey then made another steal and drove in for another layup to extend our lead to 31-2 by the end of the quarter.

In the final two quarters we really called off the dogs in a big way. The boys club "mercy rule" was in effect the entire 3rd and 4th quarters as our lead never got below 20 points. Our kids continued to play good defense, despite staying behind the 3-point line. Preferred was able to knock down some shots to make the game a little more respectable. But on this night we could have scored 60 points if we had wanted to. Very proud of how our kids played tonight and the game would mercifully end with us notching a 42-11 win.

We were led in scoring by Trey Grant's 16 points. Ty Jones had a great game with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Kobe Branham battled hard in the paint and finished with 6 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Ashston Alston was awesome on defense and finished with 4 points and 2 boards. Jayden Brown was the leader of our defense and made life miserable on the Preferred guards. He finished with 2 points and a bunch of steals. Drew Buergler was our leading rebounder with 6 boards and finished with a single basket in the game. Jacob Teague, Mathew Rashidi, Mason Adams and Jonathan Short did not score in the game but they all played very good defense and helped us notch this big win tonight. We return to action on Saturday at 1pm. Please be at Goldtrap by 12:30pm.



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   




Sizz Game Schedule Released - Click here!


Click the link above to see our 2014-15 basketball schedule. All our games will be played at Goldtrap Boys/Girls Club. Please have your child at the gym 30 minutes prior to scheduled game time. Also, if your child cannot make a game, please let me know in advance if possible.



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To see any of our old game stories or previous "Players of the Week", click the link above to enter the Sizz News page.

You can also click the links on the left side of the page that gives a recap of our 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 seasons. In those seven seasons we were a whopping 56-10 in league play.

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Here you can find all sorts of information about the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club. Things such as calendar of events, club hours, membership information, etc. Please take time to visit their site. 

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Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 12/13 Basketball Custom Awards: 18 - Western Sizzlin: 26 1:00 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Upcoming Practice Schedule
Date Event Time Location
Mon 12/22 Swish Sizz Practice 7:00 PM Goldtrap Boys Club