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ESRC basketball

Published April 01. 2011 05:01PM

The playoff picture became clear in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's Winter Basketball League.

Ryan's Oil & Heating topped R.R. Frey Services in a battle for the top seed, while Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home scored a huge victory over Cuz-N-Joe's Place to secure a playoff berth.

The Matika's win also knocked out Joe's Place and University Legendz from postseason contention.

Ryan's Oil & Heating-R.R. Frey Services

In a battle of league unbeatens, Ryan's Oil & Heating clinched the top overall seed for the playoffs with a 65-64 overtime victory over R.R. Frey Services.

Tied at 52 at the end of regulation, R.R. Frey Services scored the first six points of overtime, but Ryan's Oil & Heating rallied by scoring the next seven to pull ahead.

Jon Scheuer scored 20 points to lead Ryan's Oil & Heating, while Shawn Tray added 17. Jeff Krushinsky and Kieran Conway tacked on 11 and 10 points respecitvely.

For R.R. Frey Services, Jim Barron scored a game-high 21 points, followed by Dave Wilson (16 points) and Cory Houser (14 points).

Joe's Place-University Legendz

Trailing by 32-30 at halftime, Joe's Place started the second half on a 10-0 run en route to a 64-60 victory over University Legendz.

Tom Kresge scored a game-high 26 points to lead Joe's Place, while Travis Fink netted 11.

University Legendz, which combined for 16 three-pointers, was led by JR Graver's six treys for 18 points. Frank Gabiotti also drained five long balls and added 17 points in the loss.

Sokol Club-Gear Graphic & Sign

Sokol Club blitzed out to a 50-21 halftime lead and never looked back as they routed Gear Graphic & Sign by a final score of 80-50.

Brad O'Donnell's 21 points and five three-pointers paced Sokol Club. Chris Decker (19 points) and John Demyanovich (13 points) also scored double-figures.

For Gear Graphic & Sign, Travis Williams and Bob Kreiser scored 17 and 15 points respectively.

Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home-Cuz-N-Joe's Place

Matika's Lawn Care punched its ticket into the playoffs with a 67-57 victory over Cuz-N-Joe's Place. The Matika's win knocked Joe's Place and University Legendz out of postseason contention.

Brad Yuricheck tallied 14 points to lead Matiak's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home, while Bejtullah Mehmeti added 12 and Steve Strauss knocked down 10.

Cuz-N-Joe's Place was led by Jon Veet's 19 points. Curt Roberts added 14 and Damian Fritz chipped in with 12.


* Ryan's Oil & Heating 7 0

* R.R. Frey Services 6 1

* Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home 5 2

* Cuz-N-Joe's Place 4 3

Joe's Place 4 4

University Legendz 3 4

Sokol Club 2 5

Midas Touch Hair Salon 1 6

Gear Graphic & Sign 0 7

* - Clinched Playoff Berth


(in points per game)

Jon Veet (Cuz-N-Joe's Place) 24.50

Joe Schaeffer (Ryan's Oil & Heating) 18.60

Tom Kresge (Joe's Place) 17.33

Peter Balogach (Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home) 17.17

Dave Wilson (R.R. Frey Services) 17.00

Jon Scheuer (Ryan's Oil & Heating) 16.00


Joe Schaeffer (Ryan's Oil & Heating) 25

JR Graver (University Legendz) 17

Brad O'Donnell (Sokol Club) 15

Jeff Peel (Ryan's Oil & Heating) 14

Jon Scheuer (Ryan's Oil & Heating) 14

Peter Balogach (Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home) 14


Wednesday, April 6

(at Tamaqua Area Athletic Center)

6:15 p.m. - Cuz-N-Joe's Place vs. Gear Graphic & Sign

7:00 p.m. - Midas Touch Hair Salon vs. University Legendz

7:45 p.m. - Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home vs. R.R. Frey Services

8:30 p.m. - Sokol Club vs. Ryan's Oil & Heating

Bye - Joe's Place

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