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EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA BASKETBALL LEAGUE/EASTERN PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL
LEAGUE/EASTERN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION HISTORY

Compiled by Robert Bradley.  Special thanks to Dick Pfander generous contributions.

EPBL/EBL/EBA MEMBERSHIP CHRONOLOGY 1946-47 - 1977-78

1946-47
In-  Allentown Rockets        1946-47
     Binghamton Triplets      1946-47
     Hazleton Mountaineers    1946-47 - 1947-48
     Lancaster Red Roses      1946-47 - 1948-49
     Pottsville Pros          1946-47           (formerly Binghamton Triplets)
     Reading Keys             1946-47 - 1948-49
     Wilkes-Barre Barons      1946-47
Out- Binghamton Triplets                        (to Pottsville Pros during season)

1947-48
In-  Harrisburg Senators      1947-48 - 1950-51
     Philadelphia Lumberjacks 1947-48
     Pottsville Packers       1947-48 - 1951-52
     Sunbury Mercuries        1947-48 - 1970-71
     Williamsport Billies     1947-48 - 1963-64
Out- Allentown Rockets
     Pottsville Pros
     Wilkes-Barre Barons                        (disbanded)

1948-49
In-  York Victory A.C.        1948-49 - 1950-51
Out- Hazleton Mountaineers
     Philadelphia Lumberjacks

1949-50
In-  Berwick Carbuilders      1949-50 - 1950-51
     Lancaster Rockets        1949-50 - 1952-53
     Reading Rangers          1949-50 - 1950-51
Out- Lancaster Red Roses
     Reading Keys

1951-52
In-  Hazleton Mountaineers    1951-52
     Reading Merchants        1951-52
Out- Berwick Carbuilders
     Harrisburg Senators
     Reading Rangers
     York Victory A.C.

1952-53
In-  Berwick Carbuilders       1952-53 - 1953-54
     Harrisburg Capitols       1952-53
     Lebanon Seltzers          1952-53 - 1953-54
Out- Hazleton Mountaineers
     Pottsville Packers
     Reading Merchants

1953-54
In-  Hazleton Hawks            1953-54 - 1961-62
     Lancaster Red Roses       1953-54 - 1954-55
Out- Harrisburg Capitols
     Lancaster Rockets

1954-55
In-  Scranton Miners           1954-55 - 1969-70 (expansion franchise)
     Wilkes-Barre Barons       1954-55 - 1973-74
Out- Berwick Carbuilders
     Lebanon Seltzers

1955-56
In-  New York-Harlem Yankees   1955-56
Out- Lancaster Red Roses

1956-57
In-  Easton Madisons           1956-57 - 1960-61
Out- New York-Harlem Yankees

1957-58
In-  Reading Keys              1957-58
     Wilmington Jets           1957-58

1958-59
In-  Allentown Jets            1958-59 - 1977-78
     Baltimore Bullets         1958-59 - 1960-61
Out- Reading Keys
     Wilmington Jets

1961-62
In-  Camden Bullets            1961-62 - 1965-66
     Trenton Colonials         1961-62 - 1968-69
Out- Baltimore Bullets
     Easton Madisons

1962-63
Out- Hazleton Hawks

1963-64
In-  Wilmington Blue Bombers   1963-64 - 1969-70

1964-65
Out- Williamsport Billies

1965-66
In-  Harrisburg Patriots       1965-66 - 1966-67
     Johnstown J.C.s           1965-66
     New Haven Elms            1965-66 - 1966-67

1966-67
In-  Asbury Park Boardwalkers  1966-67 - 1967-68
     Hartford Capitols         1966-67 - 1973-74
Out- Camden Bullets
     Johnstown J.C.s

1967-68
In-  Binghamton Flyers         1967-68 - 1970-71
Out- Harrisburg Patriots
     New Haven Elms

1968-69
In-  New Haven Elms            1968-69
     Springfield               1968-69
Out- Asbury Park Boardwalkers
     Springfield                                 (disbanded during season)

1969-70
In-  Hamden Bics               1969-70 - 1970-71
Out- New Haven Elms
     Trenton Colonials

1970-71
In-  Camden Bullets            1970-71
     Delaware Blue Bombers     1970-71
     Scranton Apollos          1970-71 - 1976-77 (formerly Scranton Miners)
     Trenton Pat Pavers        1970-71 - 1971-72
Out- Scranton Miners                             (to Scranton Apollos)
     Wilmington Blue Bombers

1971-72
In-  Hazleton Bits             1971-72
Out- Binghamton Flyers
     Camden Bullets
     Hamden Bics
     Delaware Blue Bombers
     Sunbury Mercuries

1972-73
In-  Garden State Colonials    1972-73
     Hamburg                   1972-73
     Hamilton Pat Pavers       1972-73 - 1973-74 (from Trenton Pat Pavers)
     Hazleton Bullets          1972-73 - 1976-77 (formerly Hamburg moved during season)
Out- Hamburg                                     (to Hazelton Bullets during season)
     Hazleton Bits
     Trenton Pat Pavers                          (to Hamilton Pat Pavers)

1973-74
In-  Cherry Hill Rookies       1973-74 - 1974-75
     East Orange Colonials     1973-74
Out- Garden State Colonials

1974-75
Out- East Orange Colonials
     Hamilton Pat Pavers
     Hartford Capitols
     Wilkes-Barre Barons

1975-76
In-  Gold Coast                1975-76
     Lancaster Red Roses       1975-76 - 1977-78
     Long Island Sounds        1975-76
     Trenton Capitols          1975-76
     Wilkes-Barre Barons       1975-76           (expansion franchise)
Out- Cherry Hill Rookies
     Gold Coast                                  (disbanded during season)

1976-77
In-  Brooklyn Pros             1976-77           (from Wilkes-Barre Barons)
     Hartford Downtowners      1976-77
     Shore Bullets             1976-77
     Syracuse Centennials      1976-77
     Wilkes-Barre Barons       1976-77 - 1978-79 (from Brooklyn Pros during season)
Out- Brooklyn Pros                               (to Wilkes-Barre during season)
     Hazleton Bullets                            (to Shore Bullets during season)
     Long Island Sounds
     Trenton Capitols
     Wilkes-Barre Barons                         (to Brooklyn Pros)

1977-78
In-  Anchorage Northern Nights 1977-78           (expansion franchise)
     Brooklyn Dodgers          1977-78
     Jersey Shore Bullets      1977-78           (formerly Shore Bullets)
     Long Island Ducks         1977-78
     Providence Shooting Stars 1977-78
     Quincy Chiefs             1977-78
     Washington Metros         1977-78
Out- Hartford Downtowners
     Scranton Apollos
     Shore Bullets                               (to Jersey Shore Bullets)
     Syracuse Centennials


EPBL/EBL/EBA FRANCHISES BY SEASON 1946-47 - 1977-78

Asbury Park Boardwalkers                   1966-67 - 1967-68
Allentown Jets                             1958-59 - 1977-78
Allentown Rockets                          1946-47
Anchorage Northern Nights                  1977-78
Baltimore Bullets                          1958-59 - 1960-61
Berwick Carbuilders                        1949-50 - 1950-51, 1952-53 - 1953-54
Binghamton Flyers                          1967-68 - 1970-71
Binghamton Triplets                        1946-47
Brooklyn Dodgers                           1977-78
Brooklyn Pros                              1976-77
Camden Bullets                             1961-62 - 1965-66, 1970-71
Cherry Hill Rookies                        1973-74 - 1974-75
Delaware Blue Bombers                      1970-71
East Orange Colonials                      1973-74
Easton Madisons                            1956-57 - 1960-61
Garden State Colonials                     1972-73
Gold Coast                                 1975-76
Hamburg                                    1972-73
Hamden Bics                                1969-70 - 1970-71
Hamilton Pat Pavers                        1972-73 - 1973-74
Harrisburg Capitols                        1952-53
Harrisburg Patriots                        1965-66 - 1966-67
Harrisburg Senators                        1947-48 - 1950-51
Hartford Capitols                          1966-67 - 1973-74
Hartford Downtowners                       1976-77
Hazleton Bits                              1971-72
Hazleton Bullets                           1972-73 - 1976-77
Hazleton Hawks                             1953-54 - 1961-62
Hazleton Mountaineers                      1946-47 - 1947-48, 1951-52
Jersey Shore Bullets                       1977-78
Johnstown J.C.s                            1965-66
Lancaster Red Roses                        1946-47 - 1948-49, 1953-54 - 1954-55, 1975-76 - 1977-78
Lancaster Rockets                          1949-50 - 1952-53
Lebanon Seltzers                           1952-53 - 1953-54
Long Island Ducks                          1977-78
Long Island Sounds                         1975-76
New Haven Elms                             1965-66 - 1966-67, 1968-69
New York-Harlem Yankees                    1955-56
Philadelphia Lumberjacks                   1947-48
Pottsville Packers                         1947-48 - 1951-52
Pottsville Pros                            1946-47
Providence Shooting Stars                  1977-78
Quincy Chiefs                              1977-78
Reading Keys                               1946-47 - 1948-49, 1957-58
Reading Merchants                          1951-52
Reading Rangers                            1949-50 - 1950-51
Scranton Apollos                           1970-71 - 1976-77
Scranton Miners                            1954-55 - 1969-70
Shore Bullets                              1976-77
Springfield                                1968-69
Sunbury Mercuries                          1947-48 - 1970-71
Syracuse Centennials                       1976-77
Trenton Capitols                           1955-56, 1975-76
Trenton Colonials                          1961-62 - 1968-69
Trenton Pat Pavers                         1970-71 - 1971-72
Washington Metros                          1977-78
Williamsport Billies                       1947-48 - 1963-64
Wilkes-Barre Barons                        1946-47, 1954-55 to 1973-74, 1975-76 - 1977-78
Wilmington Blue Bombers                    1963-64 - 1969-70
Wilmington Jets                            1957-58
York Victory A.C.                          1948-49 - 1950-51


EPBL/EBL/EBA YEARLY STANDINGS 1946-47 - 1977-78

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA BASKETBALL LEAGUE

1946-47 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Wilkes-Barre Barons         22   5  .815  ..
Lancaster Red Roses         20  10  .667   3.5
Reading Keys                15  13  .536   7.5
Hazleton Mountaineers       11  17  .393  11.5
Allentown Rockets            8  18  .308  13.5
Binghamton/Pottsville Pros   7  20  .259  15

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Wilkes-Barre 45, Reading 41
Wilkes-Barre 62, Reading 58

Lancaster 76, Hazleton 63
Lancaster 64, Hazleton 53

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Lancaster 59, Wilkes-Barre 54
Wilkes-Barre 65, Lancaster 37
Wilkes-Barre 70, Lancaster 54

EASTERN PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

1947-48 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Pottsville Packers          19   9  .679  ..
Reading Keys                19   9  .679  ..
Hazleton Mountaineers       18  10  .643   1
Lancaster Red Roses         14  14  .500   5
Sunbury Mercuries           13  15  .464   6
Harrisburg Senators         11  16  .407   7.5
Williamsport Billies         9  18  .333   9.5
Philadelphia Lumberjacks     8  20  .286  11

Unplayed game: Williamsport at Harrisburg

EPBL FIRST PLACE PLAYOFF
Pottsville 60, Reading 57

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Pottsville 53, Hazleton 50
Hazleton 62, Pottsville 58
Hazleton 50, Pottsville 48

Lancaster 83, Reading 73
Reading 64, Lancaster 57
Reading 71, Lancaster 65

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Hazleton 61, Reading 53
Reading 69, Hazleton 59
Reading 54, Hazleton 52

1948-49 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Williamsport Billies        18  12  .600  ..
Reading Keys                18  12  .600  ..
Harrisburg Senators         18  12  .600  ..
Pottsville Packers          16  14  .533   2
York Victory A.C.           15  15  .500   3
Lancaster Red Roses         11  19  .367   7
Sunbury Mercuries            9  21  .300   9

Lancaster forfeited games to Williamsport, Reading and York

EPBL FIRST PLACE PLAYOFF
Reading 68, Harrisburg 66
Williamsport 100, Reading 77

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Pottsville 82, Williamsport 68
Williamsport 89, Pottsville 79
Pottsville 79, Williamsport 77

Harrisburg 83, Reading 73
Reading 97, Harrisburg 74
Harrisburg 57, Reading 51

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Pottsville 73, Harrisburg 70
Harrisburg 82, Pottsville 53
Pottsville 88, Harrisburg 69

1949-50 EPBL
NORTHERN DIVISION            W   L  Pct.  GB
Williamsport Billies        20   8  .714  ..
Pottsville Packers          16  12  .571   4
Sunbury Mercuries           14  14  .500   8
Berwick Carbuilders          8  17  .320  10.5

SOUTHERN DIVISION            W   L  Pct.  GB
Lancaster Rockets           18  10  .643  ..
Harrisburg Senators         16  12  .571   2
York Victory A.C.            9  17  .346   8
Reading Rangers              7  18  .280   9.5

Sunbury forfeited game to Williamsport
Unplayed games: Reading at Berwick, Berwick at Reading, Reading at York, York
at Berwick

EPBL FIRST PLACE PLAYOFF
Williamsport 90, Lancaster 87

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Lancaster 85, Harrisburg 65
Harrisburg 84, Lancaster 60
Harrisburg 71, Lancaster 67

Williamsport 87, Pottsville 77
Pottsville 83, Williamsport 79
Williamsport 102, Pottsville 75

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Williamsport 92, Harrisburg 74
Harrisburg 73, Williamsport 67
Williamsport 100, Harrisburg 94

1950-51 EBL
NORTHERN DIVISION            W   L  Pct.  GB
Sunbury Mercuries           23   5  .822  ..
Williamsport Billies        16  12  .572   7
Berwick Carbuilders         15  13  .536   8
Pottsville Packers          12  16  .429  11

SOUTHERN DIVISION            W   L  Pct.  GB
York Victory A.C.           15  11  .577  ..
Lancaster Rockets           12  15  .445   3.5
Harrisburg Senators          9  18  .333   6.5
Reading Rangers              8  20  .400   8

EPBL SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunbury 80, York 75

EPBL SEMIFINALS
York 78, Lancaster 64
York 69, Lancaster 68

Sunbury 84, Williamsport 77
Sunbury 77, Williamsport 66
Sunbury 77, Williamsport 70

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Sunbury 74, York 54
Sunbury 77, York 69

1951-52 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Pottsville Packers          21   9  .700  ..
Sunbury Mercuries           20  10  .667   1
Williamsport Billies        17  12  .586   3.5
Lancaster Rockets           13  16  .448   7.5
Reading Merchants           11  17  .393   9
Hazleton Mountaineers        6  20  .200  15

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Pottsville 76, Williamsport 66
Pottsville 81, Williamsport 73

Sunbury 91, Lancaster 78
Sunbury 82, Lancaster 66

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Pottsville 76, Sunbury 69
Sunbury 96, Pottsville 77
Pottsville 83, Sunbury 76

1952-53 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Sunbury Mercuries           17   3  .850  ..
Williamsport Billies        13   7  .650   4
Lancaster Rockets            9  10  .474   7.5
Berwick Carbuilders          8  12  .400   9
Harrisburgh Capitols         7  12  .369   9.5
Lebanon Seltzers             5  15  .333  12

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Berwick 80, Sunbury 59
Sunbury 73, Berwick 70
Berwick 95, Sunbury 90 (OT)

Williamsport 81, Lancaster 64

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Berwick 76, Williamsport 74
Williamsport 77, Berwick 73
Williamsport 81, Berwick 64

1953-54 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Sunbury Mercuries           22   8  .733  ..
Williamsport Billies        20  10  .667   2
Hazleton Hawks              15  15  .500   5
Lancaster Red Roses         15  15  .500   5
Berwick Carbuilders         14  16  .467   6
Lebanon Seltzers             4  26  .133  16

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Lancaster 81, Sunbury 72
Lancaster 69, Sunbury 68

Williamsport 78, Hazleton 67
Hazleton 97, Williamsport 79
Williamsport 84, Hazleton 69

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Williamsport 99, Lancaster 89
Lancaster 105, Williamsport 71
Williamsport 110, Lancaster 87

1954-55 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Williamsport Billies        19  11  .633  ..
Wilkes-Barre Barons         18  12  .600   1
Scranton Miners             15  15  .500   4
Hazleton Hawks              15  15  .500   4
Sunbury Mercuries           13  17  .433   6
Lancaster Red Roses         10  20  .333   9

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Williamsport 72, Hazleton 71
Hazleton 100, Williamsport 91
Hazleton 70, Williamsport 65

Wilkes-Barre 81, Scranton 70
Scranton 78, Wilkes-Barre 62
Wilkes-Barre 82, Scranton 70

EBPL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Wilkes-Barre 103, Hazleton 88 (OT)
Hazleton 81, Wilkes-Barre 65
Wilkes-Barre 76, Hazleton 71 (OT)

1955-56 EPBL                               W   L  Pct.  GB
Williamsport Billies                      18   9  .667  ..
Wilkes-Barre Barons                       18  12  .600   1.5
Scranton Miners                           14  13  .519   4
Sunbury Mercuries                         13  13  .500   4.5
Hazleton Hawks                            11  15  .423   6.5
Trenton Capitols/New York-Harlem Yankees   2  14  .125  10.5

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Williamsport 89, Sunbury 83
Williamsport 77, Sunbury 74

Wilkes-Barre 85, Scranton 82
Scranton 126, Wilkes-Barre 117
Wilkes-Barre 86, Scranton 82

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Williamsport 88, Wilkes-Barre 86 (OT)
Wilkes-Barre 90, Williamsport 85
Wilkes-Barre 92, Williamsport 83
Wilkes-Barre 90, Williamsport 87

1956-57 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Scranton Miners             21   9  .700  ..
Hazleton Hawks              20  10  .667   1
Sunbury Mercuries           14  16  .467   7
Williamsport Billies        13  17  .433   8
Wilkes-Barre Barons         11  18  .379   9.5
Easton Madisons             10  19  .345  10.5

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Williamsport 93, Scranton 90
Scranton 95, Williamsport 88
Scranton 111, Williamsport 89

Hazleton 111, Sunbury 103
Sunbury 112, Hazleton 96
Hazleton 107, Sunbury 105

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Scranton 114, Hazleton 107
Hazleton 120, Scranton 113
Scranton 106, Hazleton 99

1957-58 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Wilkes-Barre Barons         19  10  .655  ..
Hazleton Hawks              19  11  .633   0.5
Easton Madisons             18  11  .621   1
Sunbury Mercuries           18  11  .621   1
Scranton Miners             18  12  .600   1.5
Williamsport Billies        17  12  .586   2
Wilmington Jets              6  22  .214  12.5
Reading Keys                 1  27  .036  17.5

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Wilkes-Barre 117, Sunbury 114 (OT)
Wilkes-Barre 114, Sunbury 114 (OT)

Easton 112, Hazleton 90
Hazleton 97, Easton 92
Easton 121, Hazleton 118

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Wilkes-Barre 119, Easton 107
Easton 124, Wilkes-Barre 109
Wilkes-Barre 143, Easton 124

1958-59 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Scranton Miners             21   7  .750  ..
Wilkes-Barre Barons         19   9  .679   2
Easton Madisons             17  11  .607   4
Hazleton Hawks              16  12  .571   5
Sunbury Mercuries           12  16  .429   9
Baltimore Bullets           12  16  .429   9
Williamsport Billies         9  19  .321  12
Allentown Jets               6  22  .214  15

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Scranton 121, Hazleton 98
Hazleton 94, Scranton 78
Scranton 111, Hazleton 93

Easton 109, Wilkes-Barre 102
Wilkes-Barre 119, Easton 109
Wilkes-Barre 93, Easton 85

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Wilkes-Barre 112, Scranton 104
Scranton 109, Wilkes-Barre 98
Wilkes-Barre 113, Scranton 106

1959-60 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Easton Madisons             21   7  .750  ..
Baltimore Bullets           20   8  .714   1
Allentown Jets              15  12  .556   5.5
Scranton Miners             15  13  .536   6
Williamsport Billies        12  16  .439   9
Wilkes-Barre Barons         10  18  .357  11
Hazleton Hawks               9  18  .333  11.5
Sunbury Mercuries            9  19  .321  12

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Easton 139, Scranton 102

Baltimore 103, Allentown 89

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Baltimore 112, Easton 110
Easton 131, Baltimore 120
Easton 114, Baltimore 107

1960-61 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Baltimore Bullets           19   9  .679  ..
Allentown Jets              19   9  .679  ..
Scranton Miners             15  13  .536   4
Sunbury Mercuries           13  15  .464   6
Wilkes-Barre Barons         13  15  .464   6
Easton Madisons             11  16  .407   7.5
Williamsport Billies        11  16  .407   7.5
Hazleton Hawks              10  18  .357   9

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Baltimore 132, Scranton 107

Allentown 129, Sunbury 97

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP
Baltimore 119, Allentown 104

1961-62 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Allentwon Jets              22   5  .815  ..
Williamsport Billies        18   8  .692   3.5
Sunbury Mercuries           16  11  .593   6
Trenton Colonials           13  13  .500   8.5
Wilkes-Barre Barons         13  15  .464   9.5
Camden Bullets              10  15  .400  11
Scranton Miners              8  16  .333  12.5
Hazleton Hawks               4  21  .160  17

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Allentown 136, Trenton 115
Allentown 129, Trenton 125

Sunbury 120, Williamsport 114
Williamsport 139, Sunbury 133
Williamsport 132, Sunbury 112

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 132, Williamsport 121
Williamsport 133, Allentown 117
Allentown 127, Williamsport 107

1962-63 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Allentown Jets              20   8  .714  ..
Camden Bullets              20   8  .714  ..
Wilkes-Barre Barons         15  13  .536   5
Williamsport Billies        12  16  .429   8
Scranton Miners             11  17  .393   9
Trenton Colonials           10  18  .357  10
Sunbury Mercuries           10  18  .357  10

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Allentown 153, Williamsport 121
Williamsport 114, Allentown 102
Allentown 121, Williamsport 110

Wilkes-Barre 126, Camden 120
Wilkes-Barre 126, Camden 118

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 144, Wilkes-Barre 126
Wilkes-Barre 124, Allentown 120
Allentown 132, Wilkes-Barre 115

1963-64 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Camden Bullets              21   7  .750  ..
Allentown Jets              21   7  .750  ..
Scranton Miners             19   9  .679   2
Trenton Colonials           16  12  .571   5
Wilkes-Barre Barons         10  18  .357  11
Sunbury Mercuries            9  17  .346  11
Williamsport Billies         7  19  .269  13
Wilmington Blue Bombers      7  21  .250  14

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Allentown 142, Trenton 137
Trenton 121, Allentown 116
Trenton 124, Allentown 120

Camden 132, Scranton 120
Scranton 123, Camden 105
Camden 131, Scranton 125

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Camden 131, Trenton 125
Camden 145, Trenton 138

1964-65 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Camden Bullets              18  10  .643  ..
Sunbury Mercuries           17  11  .607   1
Scranton Miners             17  11  .607   1
Allentown Jets              16  12  .571   2
Wilmington Blue Bombers     12  16  .429   6
Wilkes-Barre Barons         11  17  .393   7
Trenton Colonials            7  21  .250  11

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Camden 124, Allentown 121
Allentown 139, Camden 130
Allentown 130, Camden 126 (OT)

Sunbury 124, Scranton 123
Scranton 137, Sunbury 129
Scranton 123, Sunbury 121

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Scranton 128, Allentown 126
Allentown 142, Scranton 133
Allentown 131, Scranton 111

1965-66 EPBL  
EASTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Wilmington Blue Bombers     20   8  .714  ..
Trenton Colonials           20   8  .714  ..
Allentown Jets              15  13  .536   5
Camden Bullets              14  14  .500   6
New Haven Elms               8  20  .286  12

WESTERN DIVISION            W   L  Pct.  GB
Wilkes-Barre Barons        19   9  .679  ..
Sunbury Mercuries          18  10  .643   1
Scranton Miners            13  15  .464   6
Harrisburg Patriots        10  18  .357   9
Johnsown C.J.'s             3  25  .107  16

EPBL EASTERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Trenton 133, Allentown 114

EPBL WESTERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Sunbury 136, Scranton 132

EPBL EASTERN DIVISION FINALS
Wilimington 113, Trenton 110
Trenton 145, Wilmington 124
Wilmington 122, Trenton 110

EPBL WESTERN DIVSION FINALS
Wilkes-Barre 109, Sunbury 103
Sunbury 112, Wilkes-Barre 108
Wilkes-Barre 113, Sunbury 107

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Wilkes-Barre 113, Wilmington 101
Wilmington 133, Wilkes-Barre 114
Wilmington 114, Wilkes-Barre 104

1966-67 EPBL
EASTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Wilmington Blue Bombers     21   7  .750  ..
Hartford Capitols           13  15  .464   8
Trenton Colonials           13  15  .464   8
New Haven Elms               7  21  .250  14
Asbury Park Boardwalkers     2  26  .071  19

WESTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Scranton Miners             21   7  .750  ..
Allentown Jets              19   9  .679   2
Sunbury Mercuries           19   9  .679   2
Wilkes-Barre Barons         14  13  .519   6.5
Harrisburg Patriots         10  17  .370  10.5

EPBL EASTERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Wilmington 136, New Haven119
Wilmington 153, New Haven 130

Hartford 176, Trenton 170 (OT)
Trenton 146, Hartford 139 (OT)
Hartford 133, Trenton 123

EPBL WESTERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Scranton 119, Wilkes-Barre 108
Wilkes-Barre 160, Scranton 151
Scranton 141, Wilkes-Barre 130

Allentown 130, Sunbury 122
Sunbury 135, Allentown 133
Allentown 128, Sunbury 114

EPBL EASTERN DIVISION FINALS
Wilmington 155, Hartford 138
Wilmington 141, Hartford 117

EPBL WESTERN DIVISION FINALS
Scranton 124, Allentown 122
Scranton 139, Allentown 132

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Wilmington 119, Scranton 116
Scranton 149, Wilmington 142
Wilmington 121, Scranton 103
Scranton 147, Wilmington 129
Wilmington 143, Scranton 110

1967-68 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Allentown Jets              23   9  .719  ..
Hartford Capitols           21  11  .656   2
Wilkes-Barre Barons         20  12  .625   3
Wilmington Blue Bombers     21  12  .625   3
Sunbury Mercuries           18  14  .563   5
Scranton Miners             16  16  .500   7
Binghamton Flyers           10  22  .313  13
Asbury Park Boardwalkers     9  23  .281  14
Trenton Colonials            7  25  .219  16

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Allentown 111, Wilmington 109
Wilmington 127, Allentown 125
Allentown 132, Wilmington 111

Hartford 132, Wilkes-Barre 130
Wilkes-Barre 158, Hartford 116
Wilkes-Barre 138, Hartford 124

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 121, Wilkes-Barre 111
Allentown 117, Wilkes-Barre 115
Wilkes-Barre 128, Allentown 108
Wilkes-Barre 119, Allentown 109
Allentown 109, Wilkes-Barre 104

1968-69 EPBL
EASTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Wilmington Blue Bombers     20   7  .741  ..
Trenton Colonials           13  12  .520   6
Hartford Capitols           11  15  .423   8.5
New Haven Elms              10  16  .385   9.5
Springfield*                 0  18  .000  ..

WESTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Wilkes-Barre Barons         26   2  .929  ..
Scranton Miners             15  12  .556  10.5
Allentown Jets              15  13  .536  11
Sunbury Mercuries           10  16  .385  15
Binghamton Flyers            9  18  .333  16.5

*Springfield disbanded during the season

EPBL EASTERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Wilmington 145, New Haven 142
Wilmington 151, New Haven 139

Hartford 138, Scranton 115
Hartford 135, Scranton 110

EPBL WESTERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Wilkes-Barre 138, Sunbury 88
Wilkes-Barre 132, Sunbury 126

Scranton 131, Allentown 119
Scranton 124, Allentown 118

EPBL EASTERN DIVISION FINALS
Hartford 123, Wilmington 114
Wilmington 140, Hartford 108
Wilmington 140, Hartford 126

EPBL WESTERN DIVISION FINALS
Wilkes-Barre 126, Scranton 108
Wilkes-Barre 137, Scranton 122

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Wilkes- Barre 116, Wilmington 93
Wilmington 114, Wilkes-Barre 110
Wilkes-Barre 122, Wilmington 115
Wilmington 123, Wilkes-Barre113
Wilkes-Barre 130, Wilmington 115

1969-70 EPBL                 W   L  Pct.  GB
Allentown Jets              20   8  .714  ..
Wilmington Blue Bombers     19   9  .679   1
Hamden Bics                 18  10  .643   2
Hartford Capitols           15  12  .556   4.5
Wilkes-Barre Barons         13  14  .481   6.5
Sunbury Mercuries           10  18  .357  10
Scranton Miners              8  19  .296  11.5
Binghamton Flyers            7  20  .256  12.5

EPBL SEMIFINALS
Allentown 138, Hamden 131
Hamden 128, Allentown 124
Allentown 150, Hambed 133

Wilmington 138, Hartford 127
Hartford 120, Wilmington 108
Wilmington 140, Hartford 116

EPBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 131, Wilmington 126
Wilmington 135, Allentown 113
Allentown 138, Wilmington 134
Wilmington 144, Allentown 130
Allentown 142, Wilmington 137


EASTERN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

1970-71 EBA
EASTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Hamden Bics                 19   9  .679  ..
Hartford Capitols           15  13  .536   4
Camden Bullets              12  16  .429   7
Delaware Blue Bombers       11  17  .393   8

WESTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Scranton Apollos            21   7  .750  ..
Allentown Jets              15  13  .536   6
Sunbury Mercuries           14  14  .500   7
Wilkes-Barre Barons         13  15  .464   8
Trenton Pat Pavers           6  22  .214  15

EBA NORTHERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Hartford 155, Camden 103
Hartford 120, Camden 117

EBA SOUTHERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Allentown 137, Sunbury 128
Sunbury 138, Allentown 125
Allentown 133, Sunbury 117

EBA NORTHERN DIVISION FINALS
Hamden 139, Hartford 135 (OT)
Hartford 136, Hamden 106
Hamden 128, Hartford 123

EBA SOUTHERN DIVISION FINALS
Scranton 119, Allentown 110
Allentown 108, Scranton 105
Scranton 115, Allentown 114

EBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Scranton 135, Hamden 103
Hamden 141, Scranton 119
Scranton 127, Hamden 125 (OT)
Scranton 126, Hamden 121 (OT)

1971-72 EBA                  W   L  Pct.  GB
Allentown Jets              21   9  .700  ..
Scranton Apollos            17  13  .567   4
Hartford Capitols           17  13  .567   4
Trenton Pat Pavers          13  17  .433   8
Hazleton Bits               11  19  .367  10
Wilke-Barre Barons          11  19  .367  10

EBA SEMIFINALS
Allentown 139, Trenton 116
Allentown 125, Trenton 116

Scranton 117, Hartford 110
Hartford 118, Scranton 109
Scranton 108, Hartford 107

EBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 124, Scranton 114
Scranton 128, Allentown 110
Scranton 123, Allentown 120
Allentown 119, Scranton 110
Allentown 115, Scranton 111

1972-73 EBA                  W   L  Pct.  GB
Hartford Capitols           25   7  .781  ..
Wilkes-Barre Barons         22  10  .688   3
Scranton Apollos            20  12  .625   5
Allentown Jets              15  17  .469  10
Garden State Colonials      13  19  .406  12
Hamilton Pat Pavers         11  19  .367  13
Hamburg/Hazleton Bullets     4  26  .133  20

EBA SEMIFINALS
Hartford 122, Allentown 111
Hartford 115, Allentown 108

Wilkes-Barre 114, Scranton 106
Wilkes-Barre 125, Scranton 113

EBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Hartford 115, Wilkes-Barre 110
Wilkes-Barre 119, Hartford 109
Wilkes-Barre 132, Hartford 128
Hartford 120, Wilkes-Barre 117 (3OT)
Wilkes-Barre 120, Hartford 112

1973-74 EBA
EASTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Hartford Capitols           19   8  .703  ..
Hamilton Pat Pavers         14  13  .519   5
East Orange Colonials        8  19  .296  11
Cherry Hill Rookies          5  22  .185  14

WESTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Allentown Jets              20   8  .714  ..
Scranton Apollos            17  11  .607   3
Hazleton Bullets            15  12  .556   4.5

EBA EASTERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Hamilton 128, East Orange 112
Hamilton 138, East Orange 113

EBA WESTERN DIVISION SEMIFINALS
Scranton 110, Hazleton 104
Scranton 94, Hazleton 92

EBA EASTERN DIVISION FINALS
Hamilton 111, Hartford 109
Hartford 110, Hamilton 96
Hartford 120, Hamilton 117

EBA WESTERN DIVISION FINALS
Allentown 133, Scranton 108
Scranton 131, Allentown 118
Allentown 121, Scranton 115

EBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 130, Hartford 114
Hartford 128, Allentown 111
Hartford 118, Allentown 103
Allentown 131, Hartford 125
Hartford 108, Allentown 107 (OT)

1974-75 EBA                  W   L  Pct.  GB
Hazleton Bullets            18  11  .620  ..
Allentown Jets              16  14  .533   2.5
Scranton Apollos            15  14  .517   3
Cherry Hill Rookies          9  17  .346   7.5

EBA SEMIFINALS
Allentown 133, Scranton 105
Allentown 111, Scranton 103

EBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 115, Hazleton 98
Hazleton 109, Allentown 105
Allentown 117, Hazleton 105

1975-76 EBA                  W   L  Pct.  GB
Allentown Jets              24   3  .889  ..
Scranton Apollos            21   5  .808   2.5
Lancaster Red Roses         19   5  .792   3.5
Hazleton Bullets            14   9  .609   8
Long Island Sounds           8  15  .348  14
Trenton Capitols             6  16  .261  16
Wilkes-Barre Barons          6  18  .250   6.5
Gold Coast*                 ..  ..  ....  ..

*Gold Coast disbanded during the season

EBA SEMIFINALS
Hazleton 130, Allentown 128
Allentown 123, Hazleton 117
Allentown 134, Hazleton 121
Hazleton 134, Allentown 116
Allentown 114, Hazleton 108

Lancaster 115, Scranton 114
Scranton 128, Lancaster 120
Lancaster 121, Scranton 103
Scranton 116, Lancaster 106
Lancaster 119, Scranton 111

EBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 123, Lancaster 112
Lancaster 126, Allentown 116
Lancaster 159, Allentown 158 (2OT)
Allentown 128, Lancaster 114
Allentown 126, Lancaster 114

1976-77 EBA                        W   L  Pct.  GB
Allentown Jets                    21   5  .808  ..
Scranton Apollos                  20   6  .769   1
Lancaster Red Roses               12  10  .545   7
Brooklyn Pros/Wilkes-Barre Barons  8  10  .444   9
Hartford Downtowners               5  19  .208  15
Hazleton Bullets/Shore Bullets     3  18  .143  15.5
Syracuse Centennials*              8   9  .471  ..

*Syracuse disbanded during the season

EBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Allentown 124, Scranton 123
Scranton 139, Allentown 128
Scranton 127, Allentown 123
Scranton 102, Allentown 101

1977-78 EBA
EASTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Jersey Shore Bullets        20  11  .645  ..
Long Island Ducks           15  15  .500   4.5
Quincy Chiefs               12  19  .387   8
Providence Shooting Stars    9  19  .321   9.5
Brooklyn Dodgers             8  22  .267  11.5

WESTERN DIVISION             W   L  Pct.  GB
Anchorage Northern Knights  24   7  .774  ..
Wilkes-Barre Barons         23   8  .742   1
Lancaster Red Roses         19  12  .613   5
Allentown Jets              17  14  .548   7
Washington Metros            5  26  .167  18.5

EBA QUARTERFINALS
Wilkes-Barre 143, Quincy 124
Wilkes-Barre 143, Quincy 125

Lancaster 166, Long Island 149
Lancaster 142, Long Island 136

EBA SEMIFINALS
Lancaster 106, Anchorage 102
Anchorage 141, Lancaster 111
Lancaster 113, Anchorage 110
Anchorage 116, Lancaster 115
Lancaster 115, Anchorage 113

Wilkes-Barre 135, Jersey Shore 123
Wilkes-Barre 124, Jersey Shore 114
Jersey Shore 143, Wilkes-Barre 120
Wilkes- Barre 110, Jersey Shore 105

EBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Wilkes-Barre 123, Lancaster 120
Lancaster 139, Wilkes-Barre 132
Wilkes-Barre 126, Lancaster 111
Lancaster 125, Wilkes-Barre 120
Wilkes-Barre 131, Lancaster 124


EPBL/EBL/EBA YEARLY AWARD WINNERS 1946-47 - 1977-78

EPBL/EBA/CBA CHAMPIONS
1946-47  Wilkes-Barre Barrons
1947-48  Reading Keys
1948-49  Pottsville Packers
1949-50  Williamsport Billies
1950-51  Sunbury Mercuries
1951-52  Pottsville Packers
1952-53  Williamsport Billies
1953-54  Williamsport Billies
1954-55  Wilkes-Barre Barrons
1955-56  Wilkes-Barre Barrons
1956-57  Scranton Miners
1957-58  Wilkes-Barre Barrons
1958-59  Wilkes-Barre Barrons
1959-60  Easton Madison
1960-61  Baltimore Bullets
1961-62  Allentown Jets
1962-63  Allentown Jets
1963-64  Camden Bullets
1964-65  Allentown Jets
1965-66  Wilmington Blue Bombers
1966-67  Wilmington Blue Bombers
1967-68  Allentown Jets
1968-69  Wilkes-Barre Barrons
1969-70  Allentown Jets
1970-71  Scranton Apollos
1971-72  Allentown Jets
1972-73  Wilkes-Barre Barrons
1973-74  Hartford Capitols
1974-75  Allentown Jets
1975-76  Allentown Jets
1976-77  Scranton Apollos
1977-78  Wilkes-Barre Barrons
1978-79  Rochester Zeniths
1979-80  Anchorage Northern Knights
1980-81  Rochester Zeniths
1981-82  Lancaster Lightning
1982-83  Detroit Spirits
1983-84  Albany Patroons
1984-85  Tampa Bay Thrillers
1985-86  Tampa Bay Thrillers
1986-87  Rapid City Thrillers
1987-88  Albany Patroons
1988-89  Tulsa Fast Breakers
1989-90  La Crosse Catbirds
1990-91  Wichita Falls Texans
1991-92  La Crosse Catbirds
1992-93  Omaha Racers
1993-94  Quad City Thunder
1994-95  Yakima Sun Kings
1995-96  Sioux Falls Skyforce
1996-97  Oklahoma City Cavalry
1997-98  Quad City Thunder
1998-99  Connecticut Pride

EPBL/EBA/CBA AWARD WINNERS

EBL/EBA MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1949-50 - Bill Zubic, Lancaster
1950-51 - Jerry Rullo, Sunbury
1951-52 - Chink Crossin, Pottsville
1952-53 - Jack McCloskey, Sunbury
1953-54 - Jack McCloskey, Sunbury
1954-55 - Sherman White, Hazleton
1955-56 - Jack Molinas, Wilmington
1956-57 - Hal Lear, Easton
1957-58 - Larry Hennessey, Wilkes-Barre
1958-59 - Bill Spivey, Wilkes-Barre
1959-60 - Stacey Arceneaux, Scranton
1960-61 - Boo Ellis, Wilkes-Barre
1961-62 - Roman Turmon, Allentown
1962-63 - Paul Arizin, Camden
1963-64 - Andy Johnson, Allentown
1964-65 - Walt Simon, Allentown
1965-66 - Julius McCoy, Scranton
1966-67 - Willie  Murrell, Scranton
1967-68 - Ken Wilburn, Trenton
1968-69 - Stan Pawlak, Wilkes-Barre
1969-70 - Waitye Bellamy, Wilmington
1970-71 - Willie Somerset, Scranton
1971-72 - Hawthorne Wingo, Allentown
1972-73 - Ed Johnson, Hartford
1973-74 - Ken Wilburn, Allentown
1974-75 - Jerry Baskerville, Hazleton
1975-76 - Charlie Criss, Scranton
1976-77 - Charlie Criss, Scranton
1977-78 - Paul McCracken, Wilkes-Barre

EBL/EBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1957-58 - Dick Gaines, Easton
1958-59 - Julius McCoy, Wilmington
1959-60 - Alonzo Lewis, Sunbury
1960-61 - Dave Gunther, Wilmington
1961-62 - Jim Huggard, Sunbury
1962-63 - Emerson Baynard, Sunbury
1963-64 - Ken Rohloff, Sunbury
1964-65 - Swish McKinney, Wilmington
1965-66 - Bob Love, Trenton
1966-67 - Ken Wilburn, Trenton
1967-68 - Don Carlos, Hartford
1968-69 - Rich Cornwall, Binghamton
1969-70 - Ed Mast, Allentown
1970-71 - Charlie Wallace, Trenton
1971-72 - Craig Mayberry, Hartford
1972-73 - Wincent White, Garden State
1973-74 - Dennis Bell, Allentown
1974-75 - Aulcie Perry, Allentown
1975-76 - Mo Rivers, Lancaster
          Walter Luckett, Long Island
1976-77 - Major Jones, Allentown
1977-78 - Bill Terry, Jersey Shore

EBA PLAYOFF MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1975-76 - Willie Sojourner, Lancaster
          Greg Jackson, Allentown
1976-77 - Ron Haigler, Scranton
1977-78 - Phil Brown, Wilkes-Barre

EBA COACH OF THE YEAR
1975-76 - Larry Cannon, Lancaster
1976-77 - Stan Novak, Scranton
1977-78 - Pete Monska, Wilkes-Barre

EBA NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
1977-78 - Ron Davis, Anchorage

50TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM

EPBL/EBA ERA
Charlie Criss, G
Hal Lear, G
Jack McCloskey, G
Stan Pawlak, G
Stacey Arceneaux, F
Bill Chanecka, F
Tom Hemans, F
Julius McCoy, F
Roman Turmon, C
Ken Wilburn, C
Stan Novak, Coach

Others receiving consideration: Paul Arizin, Waite Bellamy, Jim Boeheim,
George Bruns, Joe Caokovio, John Chaney, Wally Choice, Rich Cornwall,
Chick Craig, Mack Daughtry, Alex Ellis, Dick Gaines, Art Heyman, Jim
Huggard, Bob Keller, George Lehmann, Brendan McCann, Bob McNeill, Jack
Ramsay, John Richter, Jerry Rullo, Chink Scott, Bill Zubic

CBA ERA
Tico Brown, G
Glenn Hagan, G
Robert Smith, G
Clinton Wheeler, G
Vince Askew, F
Don Collins, F
Ron Davis, F
Derrick Rowland, F
Claude Gregory, C
Charles Jones, C
Mauro Panaggio, Coach

Others receiving consideration: Geoff Crompton, Joe Dawson, Larry Fogle,
Jacky Dorsey, Ronnie Grandison, Mario Elie, Steve Hayes, Cedric Hunter,
Phil Jackson, Lee Johnson, George Karl, Tim Legler, Sidney Lowe, Bill
Musselman, Kenny Natt, Ed Nealy, Mike Sanders, DeWayne Scales, Al Smith,
Larry Spriggs, Andre Turner, A.J. Wynder