The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) winter basketball league tipped-off Wednesday night.

Midas Hair Salon-Schick's Cafe Calcutta

Schick's Cafe Calcutta kicked off the ESRC winter basketball league season with a 55-38 victory over Midas Touch Hair Salon.

Chris Decker scored 10 points to lead Schick's.

For Midas Touch Hair Salon, Jason Miller tallied nine points.

Cuz-N-Joe's Place-

Longboard Surfers

Cuz-N-Joe's Place drained 10 three-pointers and made easy work of the Longboard Surfers, 66-49.

Brandon DeCosmo tallied five treys and a game-high 19 points. Nolan Sword and Mike DeMarco added 15 and 13 points respectively.

Markiem Jenkins scored 12 points to lead the Longboard Surfers.

Kwik Stop/Joey B's-Ryan's Oil & Heating

Defending League Champion Ryan's Oil & Heating withstood a late Pereira's Qwik Stop/Joey B's rally to hold on to a 53-50 victory.

Ted Styka's 17 points paced Ryan's Oil & Heating. Joe Schaeffer (11 points) and Jon Scheuer (10 points) also factored in the decision.

Tom Kresge and Peter Balogach scored 15 points apiece to lead Pereira's/Joey B's.

The Batter's Box-

R.R. Frey Services

R.R. Frey Services looked to be in mid-season form, as it scored 46 first half points, en route to a 64-41 victory over The Batter's Box.

Four of R.R. Frey's six players hit double figures with Dave Wilson leading the way with 19 points. Jim Barron added 16 points and four three-pointers, while Jason Derr and Ryan Achenbach added 13 and 12 points respectively.

For The Batter's Box, Aaron Mantz scored 12 points.

STANDINGS

W L

Cuz-N-Joe's Place 1 0

R.R. Frey Services 1 0

Ryan's Oil & Heating 1 0

Schick's Cafe Calcutta 1 0

The Batter's Box 0 1

Longboard Surfers 0 1

Midas Touch Hair Salon 0 1

Pereira's Kwik Stop/Joey B's 0 1

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Feb. 8

(at Tamaqua Elementary School)

6:15 - Ryan's Oil & Heating vs. Midas Touch Hair Salon

7:00 - R.R. Frey Services vs. Pereira's Kwik Stop/Joey B's

7:45 - Cuz-N-Joe's Place vs. The Batter's Box

8:30 - Schick's Cafe Calcutta vs. Longboard Surfers