Sizz Basketball: 2010 Season

Sizz teams re-loads for another run at League Title!

Well, a few changes to start the 2009-10 basketball season. They changed our team name and sponsor this year to Western Sizzlin. We are calling ourselves the "Sizz." We had been National Family Pharmacy (NFP) for years, but for some reason they switched us over to Western Sizzlin. Oh well, I prefer red and white over purple and yellow anyway! Looked to much like LSU colors.

While our name has changed our goal will be the same. Teach the kids how to play the game right, have fun and make this a positive experience for all. We return four very good players off of last years squad that won the Goldtrap league. We had a fantastic draft night and got some help at the guard position in a big way. Garrison Jensen and Braeden Myers are both very good guards that can do it all. Dylan will not have to run the show by himself this year. He may actually not have to play the entire game this year without a break :)

We also got some size to help our big man in the middle, Braedon Howard. Kevin Burris, Alek Darr and Isaac Sharbutt will help no doubt down low and should help Braedon and Grant Johnson fight for boards and points in the paint. On paper this looks to be one of the better teams I have ever had. Should be a fun season. See you on the court!

 

 



Sizz Week 1 - Player of the Week - Braedon Howard
2009 Braedon Howard

Our player of the week for week 1 of the season is Braedon Howard. He had a great game tonight versus Army Surplus. Braedon ended with 15 points and 11 rebounds. He has been battling strip throat this week, so it was good to see him feeling better and play so well. Braedon is one of those kids that you love to coach because he gives you 110% the entire game. Army Surplus had no answer for him all night. Great job Braedon, we are very proud of you.

 

 



Army Surplus surrenders to Sizz 34-11!
WHITE FLAG

Well, you’ve all heard the saying it wasn’t pretty but it was a win. That pretty much describes our game tonight versus Army Surplus. At times we looked very good but then there were times you could tell we have not got to practice much together. I think we have only had one practice with everyone there and it showed at times tonight. Not bad though, that we can not play all that well, and still win 34-11. We just have way too many weapons for Army Surplus to deal with. They played hard and should be proud of their effort, but in the end we were just way too much for them to handle.         

     We opened the game looking very sluggish for the first couple of minutes. We finally got things rolling a bit with a couple of easy fast break baskets by Garrison Jensen. Our defense led to some easy baskets for us the entire game. Braedon Howard dominated the paint in the opening quarter, as he reeled off 7 points in the first six minutes of play. Garrison chipped in another late basket and we would lead 13-0 after one quarter of play. Our defense was making it awfully tough for Army Surplus to get off many good shots.         

     The 2nd quarter both teams turned the ball over a lot and the game got very ugly at times. After an Army basket, Dylan Ridenhour scored on a nice driving lay-up to give us a 15-2 lead. The two teams traded missed opportunities for most of the quarter. Braeden Myers sank a jump shot late in the quarter to extend our lead to 17-4 by the half.            

     The 3rd quarter we would come out swarming them on defense and quickly put this game out of reach. We had a couple of very nice fast breaks led by Garrison and Braedon. Dylan also was attacking the basket from his wing position and scored 5 points in the quarter. Braedon added another basket to his total and Garrison would extend our lead to 28-8 near the end of the 3rd with his second bucket of the quarter.          

     The final quarter both teams got to give their 3rd graders a lot of playing time and we would cruise to a 34-11 win. Not a bad way to begin the season. We will learn that we are the marked team at Goldtrap this season and we will get most teams best effort all year long. I told the kids after the game that next week would be tougher and we have a lot to work on in practice. I was very proud of their effort and hustle tonight and if we continue to play that hard we will be tough to beat this season.         

     We were led in scoring by Braedon Howard’s 15 points and 11 rebounds. Garrison Jensen added 10 points and 4 boards on the night. Dylan Ridenhour had a good game with 7 points and 6 big rebounds. He was all over the place on defense as usual and was a real thorn in Army’s side tonight. Braeden Myers rounded out our scoring with 2 points and 6 rebounds in the game. Grant Johnson and Kadin Quinalty were both really good on defense and caused Army into several turnovers on the night. Grant also did a really good job playing point guard in the final quarter and will see more time there as the season goes on. Billy Marts, Kevin Burris, Isaac Sharbutt and Alek Darr all played good on defense and were giving their all out there tonight. I’m very proud of them all. See you all at practice on Wednesday!

 

 


Sizz Week 2 - Player of the Week - Grant Johnson
2010 Grant Johnson

Our player of the week for week 2 of the season is Grant Johnson. He had a good game tonight versus Dale Crampton, finishing with 6 points and 2 rebounds. Grant also played really good defense on the wing for us. He has improved so much from last year and is a real weapon for us on offense this year. He is doing a good job on the wing taking the ball to the hole and either making a shot or finding an open man under the basket. Great job Grant, we are very proud of you!

 

 



Sizz shows mercy but still wins by 28!
Wow

Well I guess you could say I got what I asked for tonight. I really challenged the kids before the game to go out and play like one of the best teams in the city and they took what I said to heart. We came out and destroyed poor Dale Crampton and this one wasn’t a game after the first few minutes of play.         

     We set up a “tip ball” play on the opening tip and scored in the first 5 seconds of the game. That would be as close as the game would get. The opening quarter would see us score at will on most possessions. I told the kids to try and get a lay-up every possession and we almost did that in the 1st quarter. All five players we put on the floor scored a basket in the opening quarter and this one was over quickly. Grant Johnson had 6 points in the 1st quarter alone. He was driving the ball to the hole for easy lay-ups and if he did miss one, Braedon Howard was right there for the tip in. Garrison Jensen scored after a couple of steals to make it a 12-0 Sizz lead. Isaac Sharbutt and Alek Darr both sank short jumpers and after the first six minutes we held an 18-2 lead.          

     The 2nd quarter team did not let up on Dale Crampton at all. In fact, they made things a lot worse. Out 1st quarter team has more offensive weapons, but the 2nd quarter team is quicker and faster on defense. We turned numerous turnovers into easy baskets. Braeden Myers had 6 points in the quarter off fast break opportunities. Dylan Ridenour and Kadin Quinalty were both driving the ball to the hole and each scored 4 points in the quarter. Billy Marts got into the act when he sank a short jumper from the wing to make it a 34-2 half-time lead. We not only did not let them score in the quarter, but they didn’t even get off but about 5 shots the entire 6 minutes.          

     I told the kids at half we had done what we had said we would do in the first half and now it was time to call off the dogs. The last thing we want to do is embarrass someone, but on the other hand it is not fair to tell our kids to stop playing because they are too good. I told them to lay back on defense and not go for steals. We could have gotten a basket on each possession in the 2nd half, but we would have scored 70 points. We spread the floor on offense and ran a passing game that we may use later this year. The kids ran it well and this one mercifully came to an end with us winning 40-12. I was glad that Dale Crampton got some points in the 2nd half. I told our kids after the game that in my 15 years of coaching basketball, that was the best 1st half one of my teams has ever played. I was extremely proud of them!

          What was really good about the game tonight is that we had 9 players score for us. Braedon Howard led us with 8 points, while Garrison, Grant and Braeden Myers each finished with 6. Dylan and Kadin both knocked down a couple of baskets to finish with 4 points each. Alek, Billy and Isaac would round out our balanced scoring with 2 points each. It was a total team effort out there tonight both on offense and defense.

     We will now take some time off to celebrate the holidays and return to practice on Wednesday the 30th @ 8pm. I am working on getting us a couple of scrimmage games together and when I do, I’ll let you know where and when they will be. Hope all of you have a very blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

 



Sizz Week 3 - Player of the Week - Garrison Jensen
Garrison

Our player of the week for week 3 of the season is Garrison Jensen. He had a great game tonight versus Preferred Office, scoring 14 points and grabbing down 5 rebounds. Garrison also had numerous steals and assists in the game. He is a very unselfish player and is a great teammate. He is a big reason we are off to a big 3-0 start this season. Great job tonight Garrison, we are very proud of you!

 

 



Western Sizz drops hammer on Preferred Office, 46-4!
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Not sure what all I can say about this one. Once again it was another game that saw us totally destroy our opponent by the end of the 1st quarter. Preferred Office came into the game without their best player, Joshua Pralle, but not sure that really mattered much. We were really sharp for the entire 1st half and built a quick 12-0 lead in the first 2 minutes of the game. Garrison Jensen, Grant Johnson and Braedon Howard was running the break and beating Preferred down the floor the entire quarter, Alek Darr and Isaac Sharbutt was all over their man on defense and Preferred had no one to throw the ball to for most of the quarter. When they did make a pass we jumped in front and were off to the races. By the end of the 1st quarter this one was over, as we had built a 24-0 lead. Garrison had 10 points in the quarter and Braedon had 12. Grant had the other 2 points to round out our scoring in the quarter.            

     The 2nd quarter we kept the defensive pressure on and Preferred continued to struggle to get off a good shot on most trips down the floor. Braeden Myers scored a couple of baskets on fast break layups and Dylan Ridenhour knocked down a short jumper to extend our lead to 30-0 by the half. I know some parents were not too happy that we pressured them like we did in the 1st quarter, but it’s like I told the boys club director, I don’t think it’s fair to our kids to not even let them play a full quarter the way they’re capable of playing. Don’t punish them because they’re good. Now the second half we stopped attacking on defense and was trying to let Preferred score on most trips down the floor. They mainly just passed the ball around and would then throw up some wild shot. They did manage 4 points in the second half and I was hoping they would score a lot more, but it didn’t happen. They took terrible shots and would not take the ball to the hole. That’s not our kids fault. After the smoke had cleared, we had notched another lopsided victory, 46-4.           

     We were led in scoring by Braedon Howard’s 16 points and 8 rebounds. Garrison Jensen finished with 14 points, 5 rebounds and more assists and steals than Coach Scott could count. Braeden Myers chipped in 6 points and 5 boards. He was awesome on defense and caused all sorts of headaches for Preferred. Grant Johnson and Dylan Ridenhour both had 4 points and we terrors on the defensive end of the floor. Kadin Quinalty rounded out our scoring as he knocked down a single jumper in the game. All our kids played hard and you could tell the scrimmages during the Christmas break paid off. Maybe too much J

 

 



Sizz Week 4 - Player of the Week - Alek Darr
Alek Darr

 

Our week 4 player of the week is Alek Darr. Alek had a good game Tuesday night versus Rashaad's. He did not score in the game but played great defense. He caused several jump balls with his hustle on defense. He has improved each and every game, especially on defense. Great job Alek, we are very proud of you!

 

 

 



Sizz makes statement, destroys Rashaad's 37-9!
Refree Blinking

A team from Stephens or Jefferies has won the end of season city tournament the last 9 years. The tourney is still over a month away, but we wanted to get the word out, just what type of team we had over here at Goldtrap. A Goldtrap team has not won the tourney in 15 years and I’m told this may be the best chance Goldtrap has had since then. I challenged the kids before the game to come out and make a statement to the rest of the teams from the clubs on the north side of town and we did that in a big way. I told them we wanted the kids from Rashaad’s to go back to their friends on the other teams from Jefferies and Stephens saying, “You don’t any part of that Western Sizzlin team.” The kids got a big kick out of me for saying that, but they also took it to heart. You could tell by the way we came out and gave Rashaad’s no chance of winning this one.         

     The opening quarter we wasted no time in getting on the board. Braedon Howard won the opening tip by sending the ball Garrison Jensen’s way. Garrison took the ball and drove it straight to the hole for a very quick 2-0 lead. Our defense was swarming all over the smaller Rashaad’s guards and they had no where to throw the ball. Most trips down the floor they turned the ball over and it led to easy baskets for us on the other end. Garrison and Braedon were running the break most of the quarter, helping to build us a 14-0 lead after the first six minutes of play. Alek Darr had his best defensive quarter of the year as he caused several jump balls due to his hustle. Grant Johnson and Isaac Sharbutt were all over their man and helped Garrison and Braedon to start the fast break because of the great defense they were playing. You could tell by the end of the quarter, Rashaad’s was ready to wave the white flag. They only got two shots off the entire quarter because of our swarming defense.        

     The 2nd quarter would not get much better for them. Kadin Quinalty and Dylan Ridenour were causing all sorts of trouble for the Rashaad’s guards, causing several turnovers. Braeden Myers had several steals in the quarter that led to easy baskets for him. Kadin and Dylan would both sink baskets in the quarter and suddenly it was out of hand at 24-0. Rashaad’s would manage to score a couple of buckets in the quarter but this one was well in the bag. The final half we would coast as we got to play all the players’ even minutes, while still not running up the score too bad. Rashaad’s would manage a few baskets to make the game a little more respectable, but in the end this would be another easy Sizz win, 37-9. So far this season we have scored 157 points, while our opponents have score 36. And of most of you know, in most games we could have scored a lot more.         

     Tonight we were led in scoring by Braedon Howard’s 15 points and 4 rebounds. Garrison added 10 points and 6 boards. Braeden Myers had another good game and finished with 6 points and 5 boards. Dylan Ridenour, Kadin Quinalty and Kevin Burris each added a basket to round out our scoring in the game. All the kids played aggressive defense and gave their usual 110%. We return to action next Tuesday night at 5:30 against an Army Surplus team that must have revenge on their mind. The first game of the season we beat them 34-11, so I’m sure they would like to get us back for that beat down. See you all at 5:00 next Tuesday.

 



Sizz Week 5 - Player of the Week - Dylan Ridenour
2010 Dylan Ridenour

 

Our player of the week for this week is Dylan Ridenour. He had a good game against Army Surplus tonight with 4 points and 4 rebounds. Dylan always gives 110%, which could not be said for everyone we put on the court tonight. He played very good defense and was all over the floor at times. He continues to be a leader for our team with his effort and heart. Great job Dylan, we are very proud of you!

 

 



Sizz wins in sloppy game, 30-16!
shot misses

You know one thing I have been worried about on this run that we’re on is that we would start playing down to our competition and that’s exactly what we did tonight. Despite winning the game 30-16, we did not play well at all. We were careless with the ball, we missed easy shots all night, we were reaching instead of moving our feet on defense, shall I go on. I told the kids after the game that we can’t get it in our mind that all we have to do is show up and we’ll win. If we do that, we might get surprised big time by someone. While we had this game well in hand tonight, I was not pleased with a lot of things we did.  

     The opening quarter we came out very sloppy on offense. We were missing point blank lay-ups and just not being careful with the ball. After Grant Johnson scored in the opening seconds of the game off our opening tip play, Garrison Jensen would score on a couple of fast break buckets to give us an early 6-0 lead. Grant would then score again on a basket inside and suddenly it was an ugly 8-0. Army Surplus was getting off good shots due to our defense letting them drive on us, but they just couldn’t get one to fall. Garrison would score again right before the end of the quarter and after the first six minutes of play we had a 10-0 lead.         

     I really challenged the 2nd quarter team to come out and play better than our first group did. But tonight it just didn’t happen. We continued to be sloppy with the ball and missed a lot of easy baskets in the paint. Dylan Ridenour scored on a short jumper and Braeden Myers would do the same to extend our lead to 14-0. Army finally got on the board with a couple of buckets in the lane, but Billy Marts would sink a jumper from the wing to make it a 16-4 game at the half.         

     The 3rd quarter both teams turned the ball over a lot and neither team seemed to get in any kind of rhythm on offense. There were a few times it looked like we were about to get things going but then we would make a couple of silly mistakes. Braedon Howard did manage a couple of baskets off the break to extend our lead to 20-4. After a Garrison basket, Dylan would steal the ball and get out on the break for a very nice driving scoop shot making it a 24-4 game. Army’s very good guard, Darren Davenport would sink a couple of 3-pointers late in the quarter to make things a little more respectable. Garrison then sank a short jumper and it we held a 26-11 lead going into the final six minutes of play. 

      The 4th quarter we made sure that all the kids got some playing time and at times we had kids in positions they had never played before. Army hit a couple more shots, including another 3-pointer to make the final 30-16 in this one. It wasn’t pretty by any means, but it was a win. As we get closer to the city tourney at the end of the year, we must improve on both ends of the floor if we want to have a chance at the city championship. The win tonight moves us to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in league play. We are a full two games ahead of Army Surplus now, who is in 2nd place in the league standings.

          We were led in scoring tonight by Garrison’s 10 points and 6 rebounds. Braedon Howard added 6 points and 5 boards. Braeden Myers and Dylan Ridenour both chipped in 4 points. Grant Johnson had one of his better games going until he got hit in the mouth pretty hard and had to come out of the game. He finished with 4 points and a couple of rebounds. Billy Marts would round out our scoring as he finished with 2 points on a nice jumper from the wing. We return to action next Tuesday night at 6:30 versus a winless Arvest Bank team. See you all at practice on Wednesday night.  

 

 



Sizz Week 6 - Player of the Week - Braeden Myers
Braeden Myers

Our player of the week for this week is Braeden Myers. He had a good game tonight versus Arvest Bank. Braeden finished with 4 points and 5 rebounds, while having numerous steals. He played very well on the defensive end and started many of our fastbreaks tonight. Braeden always gives 110% and is a pleasure to coach. He has been one of our leaders all season long and a big reason we are cruising thru the Goldtrap league. Great job Braeden, we are very proud of you!

 

 



Sizz puts Arvest down for the count, 32-6!
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Well it wasn’t the prettiest win we have had this season, but we’ll take it anyway. This game featured two teams heading in different directions. Arvest Bank is 0-6 and has been blown out in most of their games this season, while we are 6-0 and have won most of our games by 20+ points. We talked to the kids before the game about playing the way we are capable of playing and not playing down to our competition. I see some of that here lately in our team and I don’t like it. We need to be getting better every game, not just doing enough to win against very weak opponents.          

     We came out pretty sloppy in this one, mainly on offense. We were dribbling the ball off our feet out of bounds, making bad passes, etc. The one thing that bailed us out was our defense. We smothered Arvest and did not let them get near the basket for much of the opening quarter. Braeden Myers had several steals that led to fast breaks, which we converted on most of them. Garrison Jensen found Grant Johnson down low for a couple of easy baskets in the quarter. Braedon Howard got free inside for two baskets in the paint and we held a 10-2 lead after the first quarter of play.         

     The 2nd quarter team was a little different than it had been the first five games of the season, so I was anxious to see how we did in the quarter. On defense we were fine, but offensively we did not do much in the quarter. Dylan Ridenour had a couple of nice baskets off fast break lay-ups and Kadin Quinalty would score on a jumper to make it a 16-2 game. Arvest would get a basket in the paint and at the end of the half we held a 12-point lead.         

     I really challenged the kids to come out and put this one away quickly in the 3rd quarter and that’s exactly what we did. Our defense forced more turnovers than we could count and led to many easy baskets on the other end. Garrison had 4 points in the quarter and Braedon Howard added 6, mostly off fast break opportunities. Braeden Myers also got into the act with a couple of baskets of his own. Dylan added another basket late in the quarter and suddenly we were on a 16-0 run, to make the score 32-4 by the end of the 3rd quarter. The final quarter we cleared the bench and let our 3rd graders get a lot of playing time. Defensively they did fine, only allowing Arvest a single basket in the quarter. Offensively we did not do much but that was ok as this one was way out of hand already. We did manage a few shots but couldn’t get one to fall and this one would mercifully end with us notching the 32-6 win. The win moves us to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in league play. We return to action next Tuesday evening, February 2nd @ 5:30 versus Dale Crampton. I’m sure they will be looking for revenge after the 40-12 thumping we gave them a few weeks ago.

          We were led in scoring tonight by Braedon Howard’s 10 points and 4 rebounds. Garrison and Dylan both chipped in 6 points and each had a couple of boards. Braeden Myers finished with 4 points and 5 rebounds on the night. Grant Johnson had a good game as he finished with 4 points and a couple of rebounds in the game. Kadin Quinalty would round out our scoring as he sank a single basket on a jump shot in the 2nd quarter. Alek, Isaac, Billy and Kevin all played very good on defense and were very aggressive out there tonight. Great job to all our kids and see you Wednesday at practice.

 

 



Sizz Week 7 - Player of the Week - Billy Marts
Billy Marts

Our player of the week for week 7 of the season is Billy Marts. Billy had a real good game tonight versus Dale Crampton. He scored 4 points and had a couple of rebounds. Billy played very good on defense and had several steals. He always gives 110% and never lets up. Billy has improved, especially on defense with each and every game. Good to see him get a couple of shots to fall and score some points. Great job tonight Billy, we are very proud of you.

 

 



Sizz continues it domiance, moves to 7-0 overall!
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After a couple of games that saw us look very sloppy it was good to see us bounce back and look pretty sharp against Dale Crampton tonight. We have not been tested so far this season outscoring our opponents 261-68. We are averaging an incredible 37 points a game and it could be 50 a game very easily. Defensively we are only allowing 9.7 points a game, so we have been very good on both sides of the court. What is awesome to think about is that we have not trailed in a game all season long.       

     Tonight for the first two minutes of the game, it looked like we might be in for a test. We only led 4-2 and we looked out of sync a bit. We finally got things going and got them going in a hurry. Our defense caused several turnovers in a row that led to easy fast break baskets for Garrison Jensen. Braedon Howard also got into the act by beating the defense down the floor for several easy baskets and suddenly it was a 15-2 lead by the end of the quarter. Braedon had 6 points in the quarter, while Garrison added 7. Grant would score a bucket in the quarter off the opening tip that would give us the early 2-0 lead.         The 2nd quarter team did not let up on Dale Crampton at all. That’s what makes this team so good. There is not any fall off at all between our 1st and 2nd quarter teams. We are very balanced and the kids give everything they got the entire time they are on the floor. Dale Crampton had no answer for Braeden Myers the entire quarter. He scored 9 points in the quarter and grabbed down 7 big rebounds. Billy Marts would sink a couple of very nice jump shots from the wing off set plays. Dylan Ridenour and Kadin Quinalty were all over the Dale Crampton guards and would not let them breathe. They caused numerous turnovers in the quarter that led to easy baskets. Kadin would sink a shot right before the buzzer sounded and we would lead 30-3 at half-time.       

     The 2nd half the “mercy rule” was in effect and we stayed behind the 3-point line. Well some of us did…..Braeden…. LOL! We continued to play good defense, despite the mercy rule and tried to get some points for our 3rd graders. Isaac Sharbutt did manage a basket late in the game and this one would mercifully end 42-10. Like most of our games this year, it could have been much worse, but the last thing we want to do is embarrass anyone. But on the other hand it is not fair to our kids to make them play with one hand behind their back the entire game. I was once again proud of all the kids’ effort and it was good to see us sort of get back into the groove tonight. We return to action this Thursday versus a winless Arvest Bank team.

        We were led in scoring tonight by Braedon Howard’s 10 points and 8 rebounds. Braeden Myers had another good game with 9 points and 10 rebounds. Garrison continues to dominate at times as he finished with 9 points and 7 boards. Kadin Quinalty and Billy Marts both finished with 4 points and a couple of rebounds. Dylan Ridenour knocked down a single bucket on the night to finish with 2 points, but continues to do so many things for this team that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. Grant Johnson and Isaac Sharbutt would both finish with 2 points and both played really good on the defensive end of the floor. While Kevin Burris and Alek Darr did not score, both played really well defensively and helped us to notch another blowout win. See you all on Thursday at 5:00.

 

 

 



Sizz clinches league title with 33-6 win over Arvest!
Trophy

We clinched our 3rd league title in the last 4 years tonight by defeating a very outmatched Arvest team 33-6. Since 2006, we are an incredible 33-4 in league play at Goldtrap. What a fun ride it has been over the last 4 years and it took some really good kids to make it all possible. Tonight's game was not our best looking win over the last 4 years but we'll take it anyway.     

     I switched the line-ups up a little tonight and it seemed to throw things out of sync a bit. The 1st quarter we came out pretty sluggish and just couldn't seem to get much going offensively. The good thing was our defense was so aggressive that Arvest could not get close to the basket on most possessions down the floor. Grant Johnson and Dylan Ridenour would both sink jumpers to give us a 4-0 lead. Braeden Myers would score a bucket and sink a free throw right before the end of the quarter to give us a 7-0 lead after the first 6 minutes of play.     

     The 2nd quarter our offense came to life. We were forcing turnovers on the defensive end and that led to some easy lay-ups on the other end for our offense. Arvest had no answer for Braedon Howard and Garrison Jensen in the quarter, as they combined for 12 points. Dylan Ridenour got into the act with a couple of short jumpers and suddenly it was a 23-1 blowout by the half. The Arvest kids did not know what hit them and this one was over.     

     The "mercy rule" would be in effect to begin the 3rd quarter and we ran players in and out of the game the entire 2nd half. Garrison would score a couple more baskets and Braedon Howard would do the same to extend our lead to 33-1 after three quarters of play. The 4th quarter we let our 3rd graders take any shot we got and this one would mercifully come to an end with us notching the 33-6 win. The win moves us to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in league play. We have clinched the league championship once again and secured the #1 seed from Goldtrap in the up-coming city tournament in two weeks.     

     We were led in scoring tonight by Braedon Howard's 12 points and 6 rebounds. Garrison Jensen added 8 points and a couple of boards. Dylan Ridenour had a good game with 6 points and 5 rebounds, while playing great defensively. Braeden Myers had a really good game as he finished with 5 points and 9 big rebounds. Grant Johnson would round out our scoring with a single basket on the night. Isaac Sharbutt and Kevin Burris really did a good job of playing good defense on the low block and did not allow Arvest to make that pass to that area of the court. Kadin Quinalty and Alek Darr were all over the floor defensively and caused Arvest into several turnovers in the game. Great job once again guys and congratulations on being the 2009-10 Goldtrap Pee Wee League Champions.

 

 



Sizz Week 8 - Player of the Week - Kevin Burris
Kevin Burris

 

Our player of the week for week 8 of the season is Kevin Burris. Kevin did not score in the game tonight versus Preferred Office, but got off some really good shots. He had a couple of rebounds and played really good defense. Kevin always gives his best and that's all I can ask for as a coach. Great job this week Kevin, we are very proud of you!

 

 



Sizz completes perfect conference season with 38-9 victory!
1st medal

Well tonight we finished up a perfect conference season with another lopsided win. Preferred Office played hard but was just once again outmatched in this one. The first time we played them, we won 46-4, so I told the kids they would be out for revenge in this one. The bottom line is they just don’t have the players to compete with us this year. With their best player being out for the season with an injury, it has been a long year for them.          

     We came out in the opening quarter and attacked them on defense the entire six minutes. Once again we scored on our opening tip play, as Braedon Howard would knock down a short jumper for a very early 2-0 lead.  Braedon was like a man among boys the entire quarter. Preferred had no one that could even come close to stopping him. Our defense lead to a lot of easy baskets in the quarter and Braedon put on a show with 10 points in the quarter. Garrison Jensen and Grant Johnson both would hit driving lay-ups to give us a 14-2 lead after the 1st quarter of play.         

     The 2nd quarter would see us get pretty sloppy with the ball at times and not play very well at all. Dylan Ridenour did have a nice drive to the basket for a bucket to extend our lead to 16-2. After a Preferred basket, Braeden Myers would score in the paint for an 18-4 Sizz lead. The rest of the quarter would be turnovers by both teams and at times it was very ugly basketball.         

     The 3rd quarter we would put this one away in a big way. Our defense really put the clamps on their guards, causing bad passes that lead to easy baskets for us on the other end. Garrison was the beneficiary of most of those as he scored 8 points in the quarter. Braedon Howard added another couple of baskets to his total and Dylan would sink a couple of nice jumpers to extend our lead to 36-6 after three quarters of play. The final quarter we tried to get our 3rd graders some points. Kevin Burris got off some good looking shots but could not get any to go down. Billy Marts was able to sink a jumper from the wing and this one would come to an end with us notching the easy 38-9 win. The victory completes a perfect conference season for our team, finishing 9-0 overall and 8-0 in conference play. We have one non-conference game remaining next week versus the defending city champs Gerber from Stephens Club. This one will be an up and down battle and should be lots of fun!

          We were led in scoring tonight by Braedon Howard’s 14 points. Braedon broke the 100 point mark for the season tonight, as he now has scored 106 points so far this season. He and Garrison were just way too much for Preferred to handle tonight. Garrison ended up with 10 points and a couple of boards. Dylan Ridenour made a couple of really nice drives to the hole and ended up with 6 points in the game. Braeden Myers added 4 points, while Grant Johnson and Billy Marts would each knock down a shot to round out our scoring. Here’s an amazing stat. So far this season we have outscored our opponents 332-83 and as you all know it could have been much worse. We have called off the dogs early in the 3rd quarter in all of our games. What a tribute to these kids and all their hard work and effort this season. Let’s finish this thing off with a nice run to the city championship. Sounds good to me!!!

 

 



Sizz Week 9 - Player of the Week - Kadin Quinalty
Kadin Quinalty
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Our player of the week for the last week of the regular season is Kadin Quinalty. Kadin had a great game defensively against a very good Gerber team that is hard to guard. He also scored 2 points and grabbed down a couple of rebounds. Kadin always gives 110% and is one of the best defenders we have on the team because of his toughness and quickness. He is big reason we have had such a great season so far. Great job Kadin, we are very proud of you!

 



Gerber overcomes late deficit to defeat Sizz, 27-25!
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Well this was the game we had been waiting for all year. When I first saw this on our schedule I was excited to get to play the defending city champs in our gym. It lived up to everything we expected it to and then some. I felt like we had the better team but just couldn’t hold on in this one. We only played 6 kids the second half and we hit the wall physically in the final quarter. I felt like we had the game won as we were up 25-17 at the end of the 3rd quarter. But I was also worried that we had a couple of kids cramping pretty bad and a few more that were totally exhausted. You have to remember that we have not had to play just 5 or 6 kids for an entire half all season long. We have been so far ahead in all our games that we have had the luxury of getting everyone plenty of playing time. I knew it would eventually cost us and tonight it did just that. Gerber had more gas left in the tank in the final quarter and was able to pull off the comeback and beat us 27-25.         

     The opening quarter we came out and played pretty well. Kadin Quinalty scored off our opening tip play to give us an early 2-0 lead. Garrison Jensen found a couple of lanes to the basket and suddenly we were up 6-0. The 1st quarter would see pretty good defense played by both teams. After Gerber sank a short jumper in the lane, Garrison would score on an inbound play to give us an 8-2 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. I knew Gerber’s best player had been on the bench in the opening quarter and this would be a huge test for our 2nd quarter squad. Tyler Perry really took over the game for Gerber in the 2nd quarter. We could not do a whole lot to stop his drives to the basket and Gerber reeled off 6 quick points to tie the game at 8. Dylan Ridenour would score on a driving lay-up to give us the lead back, but Gerber would come right back and knock down a quick 5 points to take a 13-10 lead at the half.         

     Despite being behind for the first time all season long, we still felt good at the half. I knew they could not match our size and if were patient on offense we would get easy baskets in the paint. We talked about a few things that would free up Braeden Myers under the basket and as it turned out, things worked out almost perfectly. He quickly scored a couple of baskets off of nice passes from Garrison to give us a 14-13 lead. After a Braedon Howard basket, Myers scored once again in the paint and you could tell that Gerber was in trouble. When the smoke had cleared, we had outscored them 15-4 in the quarter to take a 25-17 lead heading into the final 6 minutes of play.

          I told the kids in the huddle after the 3rd quarter that we really needed to take good care of the ball because they would start getting desperate and start attacking us big time. As it turned out it would be us that would go in desperation mode as we hit the wall physically! We could not get a rebound or get any shots to fall for the entire quarter. Gerber in the meantime was mounting their comeback. They sank a couple of nice baseline jumper to pull within 25-21 with a couple of minutes left in the game. We started reaching and fouling on defense instead of moving our feet. That’s what happens when fatigue sets in. Gerber fabulous guard Tyler Perry sliced through our defense a couple of times and suddenly the game was tied at 25 with 1:30 left. Dylan Ridenour was then called for a push off on a terrible call and Gerber would get the ball back with 1:26 left in the game. I knew we were one foul away from putting them in the 1&1 so I told the kids to not foul. Mr. Perry basically stood at half court and ran the clock down to the final seconds when he started to make his move in the lane. He drove in, ducked his head and ran into one of our defenders and of course got the foul called on us like he had done all game long. Tyler would sink both free throws and Gerber lead 27-25 with 3 seconds left. We tried to set up a last second play, but we didn’t execute it correctly and the game would end. You talk about letting one get away, we did just that. We had the better team but just couldn’t hang on in the end. I was proud of the kids’ effort but we did some really silly things in that final quarter that cost us this game. We missed some point blank lay-ups and fouled way too much. Hopefully we will get another shot at Gerber in the up-coming city tournament.    

 



Goldtrap Pee Wee League Results

December 8th  (* Denotes = non-conference games)

Preferred Office - 27                Dale Crampton - 17

*McGill All-State - 25                Arvest Bank - 0

Western Sizzlin - 34                  Army Surplus - 11

 

December 15th 

Army Surplus - 30                      Arvest Bank - 18

Western Sizzlin - 40                  Dale Crampton - 12

*Gerber - 42                              Preferred Office - 15

 

January 5th 

Western Sizzlin - 46                  Preferred Office - 4

Dale Crampton - 26                    Arvest Bank - 14

*Army Surplus - 31                    Davis Printing - 7

 

January 12th 

Army Surplus - 29                      Dale Crampton - 22

Preferred Office - 12                  Arvest Bank - 9

Western Sizzlin - 37                   Rashaad's - 9 

 

January 19th 

Western Sizzlin - 30                   Army Surplus - 16

Dale Crampton - 25                      Preferred Office - 20

*Sertoma - 26                             Arvest Bank - 9

 

January 26th 

Army Surplus - 29                       Preferred Office - 18

Western Sizzlin - 32                   Arvest Bank - 6

*Northside Ryders - 32               Dale Crampton - 9

 

February 2nd 

Western Sizzlin - 42                   Dale Crampton - 10 

Army Surplus - 33                       Arvest Bank - 14

*Midwest Sporting Goods - 20     Preferred Office - 9

Western Sizzlin - 33                   Arvest Bank - 6

 

February 9th

Dale Crampton - 20                      Arvest Bank - 19

Western Sizzlin - 38                   Preferred Office - 9  

*McGill All-State - 40                Army Surplus - 26                 

Army Surplus - 32                      Preferred Office - 22

 

February 16th

Arvest Bank - 21                         Preferred Office - 18

Army Surplus - 24                      Dale Crampton - 15

*Gerber - 27                              Western Sizzlin - 25        

 



2010 FSBGC Pee Wee Tourney
Tourney
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Congrats to Cole Goodman from Evans for winning the 2009-10 FSBGC Pee Wee City Tourney championship. They defeated Gerber from Stephens in the championship game. It was the first time a team from a club other than Jefferies or Stephens has won the tournament in 9 years.

 

 



Sizz advance to "Elite 8" of City Tourney with win over Arch Glass, 37-15!
2009 tourney

Our second season began tonight and hopefully it will last a few more games. After winning the Goldtrap league championship for the second year in a row, we also carry the #1 seed from Goldtrap for yet another go around in the city tournament. Last season we lost our first tournament game, but tonight would be different. We faced a #4 seed from Evans in Arch Glass and we came out and took it to them from the opening tip. It took a couple of minutes to knock off the rust but once we did there was no turning back. In the opening quarter, Garrison Jensen and Braedon Howard took it to Arch Glass and they had no answer. Garrison was driving the open lanes for a lay-up or dishing to Braedon in the paint for easy baskets. Isaac Sharbutt also got into the action as he took a nice assist from Garrison for an easy bucket in the lane. After the first six minutes of play, Braedon and Garrison had combined for 10 points and we held a 12-2 lead. Our defense was swarming and we would not let Arch get off a descent shot at the basket.          

     The 2nd quarter was more of a defensive battle by both teams. We did manage a basket from Braeden Myers to make it a 14-2 game. After a couple of baskets by Arch Glass, Dylan Ridenour would find an open lane and drive to the hole for his first basket of the game. By the half we had an 18-6 lead and this one was all but over. Arch Glass did not have the offense to stay with us and it was a matter of how bad we wanted the margin of victory to be. The 3rd quarter we would really get our offense going as Braedon Howard knocked down a couple of short jumpers in the lane. Dylan caught fire and reeled off 6 quick points to extend our lead to 28-12. Garrison and Grant Johnson knocked down a couple of shots and suddenly this one was a blowout at 35-13 by the end of the 3rd. The final quarter we tried getting some of our 3rd graders a basket or two. Billy Marts did sink a nice jump shot from the wing late in the game to make the final score 37-15. 

    By the time we take the floor on Thursday, the tourney will be down to the best 8 teams in the city and I’m proud to say we are one of them. To reach the Final 4, we must pass the next test. Our next test will be much tougher as we face the #3 seed from Stephens in Sertoma. They defeated #2 seed Geno’s Pizza tonight 62-30. They are very quick and fast and push the ball like no team we have seen all season. We better have fresh legs, because we are gonna need them. See you all Thursday at 5:30.

 

 

 


Sizz Week 10 - Player of the Week - Isaac Sharbutt
Isaac Sharbutt

Our player of the week for the final week of the season is Isaac Sharbutt. Isaac done a good job for us in the Pee Wee Tourney. He played really good defense and grabbed some big rebounds. Isaac is always giving his all and has improved as the season has went on. Great job Isaac, we are very proud of you!

 

 



Sizz scoring leaders for 2009-10 season

Braedon Howard          129 points        10.7 ppg

Garrison Jensen           108 points         9.0 ppg

Braeden Myers              65 points         5.4 ppg

Dylan Ridenour              54 points         4.5 ppg

Grant Johnson               34 points          2.8 ppg

 



Sizz rebounding leaders for 2009-10 season

Braedon Howard         83 reb        6.9 rpg

Braeden Myers           72 reb        6.2 rpg

Garrison Jensen          55 reb        4.6 rpg

Dylan Ridenour           30 reb        2.5 rpg

Kadin Quinalty            28 reb        2.3 rpg