Ryan's Oil & Heating defeated R.R. Frey Services, 71-66, to capture the 2012 Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission Winter Basketball League Championship. It marked the third straight ESRC winter league championship for Ryan's Oil & Heating and its sixth winter league championship in the past seven years.
R.R. Frey Services came out with an early lead before Ryan's exploded for 25 points in the final 10 minutes of the half to take a 38-29 lead into halftime.
R.R. Frey Services eventually cut the lead to three points (69-66) in the waning seconds, but Jon Scheuer stepped to the free throw line for Ryan's and iced the game by converting both free throw attempts to give his team the five-point victory.
Scheuer, who was later named the championship game's Most Valuable Player, scored a season-high 29 points for Ryan's Oil & Heating (8-1). Mike Stankiewitch added nine points.
For R.R. Frey Services, Dave Wilson scored a team-high 25 points. Derrick McFarland and Ryan Achenbach scored 16 and 12 points respectively while Tom Toth hauled in 11 rebounds.
RYAN'S OIL & HEATING
Styka 2-0-0-6, Tray 2-3-5-7, Stankiewitch 4-1-3-9, Conway 2-1-2-5, Scheuer 10-5-5-29, Peel 2-0-0-5, Krusinsky 3-1-1-7, Schaeffer 1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 26-11-16-71.
R.R. FREY SERVICES
Derr 4-0-0-9, Toth 2-0-1-4, Achenbach 5-1-1-12, Frey 0-0-0-0, McFarland 7-0-3-16, Wilson 7-10-10-25. TOTALS: 25-11-15-66.
Ryan's Oil 13 25 11 22 - 71
R.R. Frey 14 15 15 22 - 66
Three-Pointers: Ryan's Oil & Heating - Scheuer 4, Styka 2, Peel 1, Schaeffer 1; R.R. Frey Services - McFarland 2, Derr 1, Achenbach 1, Wilson 1.
Dave Wilson (R.R. Frey Services)
ALL-ESRC FIRST TEAM
Brandon DeCosmo (Cuz-N-Joe's Place); Joe Schaeffer (Ryan's Oil & Heating); Joe Tamagini (Schick's Cafe Calcutta); Jon Veet (Cuz-N-Joe's Place); Dave Wilson (R.R. Frey Services)
ALL-ESRC SECOND TEAM
Ryan Achenbach (R.R. Frey Services); Tom Kresge (Pereira's Kwik Stop/Joey B's); Derrick McFarland (R.R. Frey Services); Jeff Peel (Ryan's Oil & Heating); Jon Scheuer (Ryan's Oil & Heating)