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1937-38 NBL Season Summary

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League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G
Eastern Division           
Akron Firestone Non-Skids (1) 14 4 .778 37.8 32.1
Akron Goodyear Wingfoots* 13 5 .722 1.0 35.8 27.7
Pittsburgh Pirates 8 5 .615 3.5 37.3 33.4
Buffalo Bisons 3 6 .333 6.5 29.1 30.6
Warren Penns 3 9 .250 8.0 26.5 38.6
Columbus Athletic Supply (2) 1 12 .077 10.5 21.7 32.8
Western Division           
Oshkosh All-Stars* 12 2 .857 45.6 32.7
Whiting Ciesar All-Americans* 12 3 .800 0.5 41.3 37.3
Fort Wayne General Electrics (3) 13 7 .650 2.0 36.4 28.4
Indianapolis Kautskys 4 9 .308 7.5 33.5 34.8
Cincinnati Comellos (4) 3 7 .300 7.0 26.2 33.8
Kankakee Gallagher Trojans 3 11 .214 9.0 28.6 45.7
Dayton Metropolitans 2 11 .154 9.5 26.7 31.8

(1) Win total includes one forfeit win over Columbus.
(2) Loss total includes one forfeit loss to Akron Firestone and one forfeit loss to Fort Wayne.
(3) Win total includes one forfeit win over Columbus.
(4) Started the season as the Richmond King Clothiers before moving to Cincinnati, OH.

Playoffs

Team & Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Record Team Opponent
Rk Team G W L W/L% FG FT FTA PTS PPG FG FT FTA PTS PPG
1 Oshkosh All-Stars* 14 12 2 .857 256 126 638 45.6 458 32.7
2 Whiting Ciesar All-Americans* 15 12 3 .800 238 144 620 41.3 560 37.3
3 Akron Firestone Non-Skids* 18 14 4 .778 249 183 681 37.8 578 32.1
4 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots* 18 13 5 .722 243 159 645 35.8 498 27.7
5 Fort Wayne General Electrics 20 13 7 .650 290 148 728 36.4 568 28.4
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 13 8 5 .615 179 127 485 37.3 434 33.4
7 Buffalo Bisons 9 3 6 .333 108 46 262 29.1 275 30.6
8 Indianapolis Kautskys 13 4 9 .308 159 118 436 33.5 452 34.8
9 Cincinnati Comellos 10 3 7 .300 110 42 262 26.2 338 33.8
10 Warren Penns 12 3 9 .250 121 76 318 26.5 463 38.6
11 Kankakee Gallagher Trojans 14 3 11 .214 156 88 400 28.6 640 45.7
12 Dayton Metropolitans 13 2 11 .154 130 87 347 26.7 414 31.8
13 Columbus Athletic Supply 13 1 12 .077 109 64 282 21.7 426 32.8
League Average 14 7 7 .500 181 108 470 33.5 470 33.5

League Leaders

Games

1. Charles Bloedorn-AGW 18
  Bart Quinn-FWG 18
  Bud Lindberg-FWG 18
4. Chelso Tamagno-AGW 17
  Scott Armstrong-FWG 17
  James Hilgemann-FWG 17
  Russell Ochsenhirt-AGW 17
8. Charley Shipp-AGW 16
  Willie Adams-FWG 16
  Preston Slack-FWG 16
11. Robert Cope-AGW 15
  Ed Campion-WCA 15
  Vince McGowan-WCA 15
  Claude Holmes-FWG 15
  William Perigo-WCA 15
  Kenneth Gunning-WCA 15
  Howard Cable-AFN 15
  Jack Ozburn-AFN 15
  Talmadge Bennett-AGW 15
  Alfred Bonniwell-AFN 15
21. Joe Stack-WCA 14
  Paul Tobin-AFN 14
  Robert Dowell-AFN 14
24. Warren Whitlinger-AFN 13
  Leroy Edwards-OAS 13
  Donald Smith-PTS 13
  Milas Shoun-AFN 13
  Herman Witasek-OAS 13
  John Wooden-WCA 13
  Edward Wisbar-PTS 13
  Hyman Ginsburg-PTS 13

Field Goals

1. Leroy Edwards-OAS 83
2. Bart Quinn-FWG 71
3. Jack Ozburn-AFN 59
4. Charles Bloedorn-AGW 58
5. Vince McGowan-WCA 57
6. Scott Armstrong-FWG 56
7. John Wooden-WCA 52
8. James Hilgemann-FWG 50
9. Howard Cable-AFN 42
10. Charley Shipp-AGW 38
  Preston Slack-FWG 38
12. Kenneth Gunning-WCA 37
13. Hyman Ginsburg-PTS 36
  Alfred Bonniwell-AFN 36
  Robert Kessler-INK 36
16. Fred Grafft-KGT 33
17. Robert Colburn-DYM 32
18. Louie Sauer-KGT 31
  Frank Maury-WRP 31
20. Bud Lindberg-FWG 30
  Donald Betourne-KGT 30
  Leo Crowe-INK 30
  Louis Rutter-DYM 30
24. Herman Witasek-OAS 29
  August Vander Meulen-OAS 29

Free Throws

1. Howard Cable-AFN 45
2. Leroy Edwards-OAS 44
3. John Wooden-WCA 39
4. Scott Armstrong-FWG 35
5. Robert Kessler-INK 31
  Kenneth Gunning-WCA 31
  Talmadge Bennett-AGW 31
8. James Hilgemann-FWG 30
  Vince McGowan-WCA 30
10. Bart Quinn-FWG 28
11. Harold Cunningham-CAS 27
12. Jack Ozburn-AFN 26
13. Warren Whitlinger-AFN 25
14. Harlan Wilson-INK 24
15. George Chestnut-INK 23
  Raymond Morstadt-AGW 23
17. Paul Tobin-AFN 22
  Edward Wisbar-PTS 22
19. Donald Smith-PTS 21
  Russell Ochsenhirt-AGW 21
21. Louis Rutter-DYM 20
  Hyman Ginsburg-PTS 20
  Bud Lindberg-FWG 20
  Fred Grafft-KGT 20
25. Robert Dowell-AFN 19
  Robert Cope-AGW 19
  Alfred Bonniwell-AFN 19
  August Vander Meulen-OAS 19

Points

1. Leroy Edwards-OAS 210
2. Bart Quinn-FWG 170
3. Scott Armstrong-FWG 147
4. Jack Ozburn-AFN 144
  Vince McGowan-WCA 144
6. John Wooden-WCA 143
7. Charles Bloedorn-AGW 132
8. James Hilgemann-FWG 130
9. Howard Cable-AFN 129
10. Kenneth Gunning-WCA 105
11. Robert Kessler-INK 103
12. Hyman Ginsburg-PTS 92
13. Alfred Bonniwell-AFN 91
14. Charley Shipp-AGW 90
15. Talmadge Bennett-AGW 87
16. Preston Slack-FWG 86
  Fred Grafft-KGT 86
18. Harold Cunningham-CAS 81
19. Robert Colburn-DYM 80
  Bud Lindberg-FWG 80
  Louis Rutter-DYM 80
22. Louie Sauer-KGT 79
23. August Vander Meulen-OAS 77
24. Donald Betourne-KGT 76
  Edward Wisbar-PTS 76

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Leroy Edwards
Rookie of the Year: Robert Kessler

All-NBL Teams

1st Team
Scott Armstrong
Charles Bloedorn
Leroy Edwards
Charley Shipp
John Wooden
2nd Team
Howard Cable
Robert Kessler
Vince McGowan
Jack Ozburn
Bart Quinn