The CBL started its sixth season under the heavy strain of its growing financial burden. McKeesport could no longer support its two-time champion team, and the club was transferred to Uniontown. South Side attempted to stem its growing losses by replacing last year’s high-priced stars with a younger, less expensive squad. Charter member Homestead gave up the money battle, and the club was transferred to Charleroi. After starting the season with only five teams, a sixth franchise was added in Washington, Pennsylvania two weeks after the season got underway, but it was woefully undermanned and lost thirty games in a row before dropping out. With the South Side club gutted of its best players, the veteran Johnstown squad, with its league-leading offense, was left to single-handedly duel with Uniontown’s superlative defensive team for first place. Andy Sears, Uniontown’s fine shooter, provided the team with most of its offense, and was also a key element in the league’s best defense, the cornerstone of the team’s success. Dutch Wohlfarth, whose scoring and dribbling skills marked him among the league’s best young talents, joined Johnstown holdovers Joe Fogarty, Doc Newman Bill Keenan and Winnie Kincaide. With Fogarty leading the way, Johnstown managed to breach Uniontown’s defense often enough to win the CBL championship by a three game margin.