On Wednesday night, the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) tipped-off its annual adult winter basketball league in the Tamaqua Elementary School gymnasium.

The triple-header was highlighted by Shawn's Construction knocking off three-time defending champion Ryan's Oil & Heating.

Joey B's/Joe's Place-Lucky's Deli

Joey B's/Joe's Place used a 14-0 run early in the game to take home a 58-42 victory over Lucky's Deli.

Zach Freed scored 13 points to lead Joey B's/Joe's Place while Tom Kresge and Andy Steinmetz chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively.

For Lucky's Deli, Jack Buchinsky tallied a game-high 21 points, including three three-pointers.

Cuz-N-Joe's-Batter's Box

Batter's Box placed five players in double-figures and took advantage of a short-handed Cuz-N-Joe's team, en route to a 70-57 victory.

Jim Barron scored 14 points in his Batter's Box debut, while Erick Trabal tacked on 13 points. Aaron Mantz and Bejtullah Mehmeti both score 11 points apiece and Brock Mitchell added 10.

Brandon DeCosmo paced Cuz-N-Joe's a game-high 24 points. Ethan Eichorst knocked down 20 points.

Ryan's Oil & Heating-Shawn's Construction

In the nightcap, Shawn's Construction knocked off three-time defending ESRC Winter League Champion Ryan's Oil & Heating, 61-53.

Leading 28-27 at halftime, Jason Derr scored 12 of his team-high 14 points in the second half as Shawn's Construction began to pull away. Tom Toth also factored in with 10 points.

For Ryan's Oil & Heating, Joe Schaeffer scored 16 points while draining four three-pointers.

STANDINGS

W L

Batter's Box 1 0

Joey B's/Joe's Place 1 0

Shawn's Construction 1 0

Vesuvio's 0 0

Cuz-N-Joe's 0 1

Lucky's Deli 0 1

Ryan's Oil & Heating 0 1

NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 6

(at Tamaqua Elementary School Gym)

6:15 p.m. - Cuz-N-Joe's vs. Shawn's Construction

7:15 p.m. - Batter's Box vs. Lucky's Deli

8:15 p.m. - Joey B's/Joe's Place vs. Vesuvio's

Bye - Ryan's Oil & Heating