The CBL for the most part successfully withstood the encroachments of the new leagues. The four-year-old circuit enjoyed its best season competitively and financially. Some teams could even afford to build their own playing facilities. A well-balanced race contributed greatly to the league’s success. Four teams were in the running until three weeks before the conclusion of the season. In the end, it narrowed to a race between the tall McKeesport Tubers, captained by Andy Sears, and the faster Johnstown Johnnies, led by veteran Bill Keenan. During the final week of the season, Johnstown was staggered by a homecourt loss to the torpid Uniontown club. The Johnnies saw their final aspirations for the championship disappear when they lost again at McKeesport, assuring the Tubers of the pennant. Greensburg, behind the outstanding play of Bill Kummer, finished third. Homestead, pennant holder last season, was handicapped by the loss of Bill Powell in a salary dispute, and had to settle for fourth place. Perennially powerful South Side was never a factor because of the defection of key performers Harry Hough and Bobby Mayham to the Eastern League.