In November, two new six-team leagues were formed in the northeast coal-mining region of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Basketball League and the Inter-County Basketball League. The PSL teams signed the majority of the top players in the region, plus a sprinkling of Eastern and New York State League veterans. Pittston, powered by hometown stars Will Clarke and Merle Harris along with Bernie Dunn, a a powerfully built 20-year old rookie embarking on a seventeen year pro career, dominated the PSL. By mid-season, crowds of over 2,000 filled the Pittston Armory to capacity while Wilkes-Barre packed the Main Street Armory with over 3,000 fans for games, numbers that rivaled some major league baseball teams of the era. Pittston easily won the PSL championship with an 18-2 record and finished 31-3 overall for the season including a win over Camden, the EBL co-champion.