Joey B's moves into first place in ESRC
Joey B's/Joe's Place took over sole possession of first-place and remains the lone unbeaten team in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Winter Basketball League.
Starting next week, all games will be moved from Tamaqua Elementary School to the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center.
In the highest scoring game of the season to date, Vesuvio's knocked Batter's Box from the ranks of the unbeaten with an 80-71 victory.
After trailing by 10 points at halftime (43-33), Batter's Box opened the second half on a 15-2 run, which led to 48-45 lead before Vesuvio's eventually rallied to the nine-point win.
Mike DeMarco and Dan Maguschak led Vesuvio's with 18 points apiece, while Naveen Mohiudden tacked on 16 points.
For Batter's Box, Erick Trabal buried four three-pointers and led all scorers with 24 points. Bejtullah Mehmeti and Aaron Mantz tacked on 16 and 14 points respectively.
Shawn's Construction flexed its muscles against Lucky's Deli and rolled to a 68-45 victory.
Joe Tamagini drained four treys and scored a game-high 20 points to lead Shawn's Construction. Jason Derr and Tom Toth tallied 12 points apiece.
For Lucky's Deli (0-3), Corey Scheeler led the way with a 12-point performance.
Defending League Champion Ryan's Oil & Heating got back on the winning track after an opening night loss with a commanding 79-54 victory over Mike Stower Coal & Oil.
Ryan's Oil & Heating provided a lethal dose of outside shooting, as the team combined for 17 three-pointers on the night.
Jon Scheuer (24 points) and Joe Schaeffer (20 points) both had six treys apiece. Meanwhile, Jeff Peel chipped in 13 points and three three-pointers.
For Mike Stower Coal & Oil, which was playing short-handed, Aaron Eichorst scored 20 points in his ESRC debut.
Joey B's/Joe's Place 2 0
Batter's Box 2 1
Shawn's Construction 2 1
Ryan's Oil & Heating 1 1
Vesuvio's 1 1
Mike Stower Coal & Oil 1 2
Lucky's Deli 0 3
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Wednesday, February 20
(at Tamaqua Area
6:15 p.m. - Lucky's Deli vs. Ryan's Oil & Heating
7:15 p.m. - Shawn's Construction vs. Vesuvio's
8:15 p.m. - Batter's Box vs. Joey B's/Joe's Place
Bye - Mike Stower Coal & Oil