Batter's Box handed Joey B's/Joe's Place its first loss of the season and moved into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) winter basketball league.

Lucky's Deli-Ryan's

Ryan's Oil & Heating raced out to a 35-20 halftime lead and cruised to a 65-44 victory over Lucky's Deli.

Kieran Conway scored a game-high 21 points to lead Ryan's Oil & Heating. Jon Scheuer added 14 points, while Joe Schaeffer buried four three-pointers for 12 points.

Lucky's Deli was paced by Ed Michalik (16 points, three treys) and Corey Scheeler (13 points).

Shawn's-Vesuvio's

In one of the most exciting games of the season, Vesuvio's needed overtime to defeat Shawn's Construction by a final score of 71-67.

With the game tied at 60-60 at the end of regulation, Vesuvio's shot 9-of-12 from the foul line in the extra session to secure the victory.

Naveen Mohiudden was on fire all night, as he led Vesuvio's with 27 points, including seven three-pointers. Dan Maguschak added 17 points, while Mike DeMarco tacked on 13.

Jim Thorpe's own Dennis McGinley scored a league-high 33 points off the bench and knocked down six treys to lead Shawn's Construction. McGinley scored all seven of his team's points in overtime.

Batter's Box-Joey B's/Joe's Place

Batter's Box handed Joey B's/Joe's Place its first loss of the season and moved into sole possession of first-place in the standings with a 59-39 victory.

Aaron Mantz paced Batter's Box with 17 points and three triples, while Erick Trabal and Jim Barron netted 12 points apiece.

For Joey B's/Joe's Place, Tom Kresge scored 15 of his team's points.

STANDINGS

W L

Batter's Box 3 1

Joey B's/Joe's Place 2 1

Ryan's Oil & Heating 2 1

Vesuvio's 2 1

Shawn's Construction 2 2

Mike Stower Coal & Oil 1 2

Lucky's Deli 0 4

SCORING LEADERS

ppg.

Brandon DeCosmo (MS) 20.7

Erick Trabal (BB) 19.3

Dan Maguschak (V) 18.0

Tom Kresge (JB) 16.7

Naveen Mohiuddin (V) 16.3

Joe Schaeffer (ROH) 16.0

THREE-POINT LEADERS

3's

Joe Schaeffer (ROH) 14

Erick Trabal (BB) 11

Aaron Mantz (BB) 10

Naveen Mohiuddin (V) 9

Ed Michalik (LD) 9

NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 27

(at Tamaqua Athletic Center)

6:15 p.m. - Joey B's/Joe's Place vs. Shawn's Construction

7:15 p.m. - Ryan's Oil & Heating vs. Vesuvio's

8:15 p.m. - Mike Stower Coal & Oil vs. Lucky's Deli