Tight battle for first 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 Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) winter basketball league.
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).
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.
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
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
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