The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league rolled into its second week of competition with eight games highlighting Monday's and Wednesday's action.
R.R. Frey Services and Ryan's Oil & Heating both posted two victories on the week to remain in a first-place tie atop the standings with Guerilla Squad and Cuz-N-Joe's Place.
Guerilla Squad trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half, but ended up pulling together in the second half for a 58-42 victory over B & R Gym.
Dave Wilson scored 20 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to pace Guerilla Squad.
Ted Styka netted 14 points for B & R Gym.
In a game that went down to the wire, Kupres Twins Photography edged Lucky's Deli 52-51.
Joe Tamagini's 17 points led Kupres Twins Photography.
For Lucky's Deli, Bill Cuff had a career night, draining five three-pointers and scoring a game-high 22 points.
R.R. Frey Services began its defense of its summer league championship with a 61-56 come-from-behind victory over Weikel Sportswear.
Jim Barron and Jeremy Frey led R.R. Frey Services with 17 and 16 points respectively.
Mike Stankowitch led Weikel Sportswear with a game-high 20 points.
PVI- Ryan's Oil
Ryan's Oil & Heating tipped off its season on a high note with a 54-45 victory over Progressive Vision Institute.
Kiernan Conway's 15 points led Ryan's Oil and Heating, while Joe Schaeffer and Jon Scheuer also notched double-figures.
Mark Mazur came off the bench to score 18 points for Progressive Vision Institute.
Big Dippers-R.R. Frey
Big Dippers fell behind by as many as 18 points in the first half, before eventually succumbing to R.R. Frey Services by a final score of 56-53.
Big Dippers had a chance to tie the game at the end of regulation, but their shot came up a bit short.
Dan Miller scored a game-high 24 points to lead R.R. Frey Services, while Jeremy Frey buried four treys.Mike DeMarco's 16 points led Big Dippers.
Cuz-N-Joe's used a put-back by Joe Evancho as time expired to secure a 69-68 victory over Progressive Vision Institute.
Progressive Vision Institue took a one-point lead when Dave Agosti knocked down a three-pointer with under 10 seconds remaining; however, Cuz-N-Joe's drove back down the court for the eventual game-winner.
Jon Veet tossed in 20 points to led Cuz-N-Joe's.
For Progressive Vision Institute, Mark Mazur scored 14.
Ryan's Oil-B&R Gym
Ryan's Oil & Heating did what they do best and shot lights-out from behind the arc, en route to a 77-59 victory over B & R Gym.
Ryan's Oil & Heating drained 16 treys on the night, including six from Joe Schaeffer (20 points).
Tony Gomez and Ted Styka both hit for 20 points apiece, with Gomez adding five three-pointers.
Weikel Sportswear posted its first win of the season with a convincing 59-33 victory over Lucky's Deli.
After a brief hiatus, John Rizzo made his return to ESRC basketball one to remember, as he scored a game-high 29 points, including four three-pointers.
For Lucky's Deli, Bill Cuff scored 13 points.
Cuz-N-Joe's Place 2 0
Guerilla Squad 2 0
R.R. Frey Services 2 0
Ryan's Oil & Heating 2 0
Kupres Twins Photography 1 1
Weikel Sportswear 1 1
B & R Gym 1 2
Big Dippers 0 2
Progressive Vision Inst. 0 2
Lucky's Deli 0 3
E. Eichorst (Cuz-N-Joes) 23.0
D. Wilson (Guerilla Squad) 21.0
J. Tamagini (Kupres Twins) 18.5
M. Stankowitch (Weikel) 17.5
T. Gomez (B & R) 16.5
Tony Gomez (B & R) 9
Joe Schaeffer (Ryan's Oil) 7
Soko Mujovic (Guerilla Squad) 7
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Monday, June 20
(at North and Middle
5:30 Weikel Sportswear vs. Cuz-N-Joe's Place
6:30 Ryan's Oil & Heating vs. Big Dippers
7:30 Progressive Vision Institute vs. Kupres Twins Photography
8:30 R.R. Frey Services vs. Guerilla Squad
Wednsday, June 22
(at East End Playground)
5:30 Kupres Twins Photography vs. Ryan's Oil & Heating
6:30 Guerilla Squad vs. Weikel Sportswear
7:30 Lucky's Deli vs. Cuz-N-Joe's Place
8:30 B & R Gym vs. Big Dippers