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Cleveland Chase Brassmen

Founded:  1943
Folded:   1944
Location: Cleveland, OH
Arena:    Cleveland Auditorium
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Titles:   none



The Cleveland Chase Brassmen played for just one season (1943-1944). During the season, the team finished last in the the National Basketball League. The team won just three and lost fifteen games. The team still made the playoffs, because only four teams existed in the league at this point. World War II caused a decline in the number of teams in the National Basketball League. The Brassmen lost in the first round of the playoffs. Due to the teamís dismal performance, the Cleveland Chase Brassmen disbanded at the end of the season.

Standings

Year    W   L   %    Playoffs  W  L   %
1943-44 3   15  .166           0  2  .000

Player Pos Games FG FT FTA PTS FG FT FTA PTS
Mel Riebe G-F 18 113 97 134 323 6.3 5.4 7.4 17.9
Willard Riebe G 18 44 23   111 2.4 1.3   6.2
Pete Lalich F 17 44 21   109 2.6 1.2   6.4
Ned Endress F-G 16 25 15   65 1.6 0.9   4.1
Willard Swihart F-C 15 14 11   39 0.9 0.7   2.6
Vito Kubilus G 16 11 10   32 0.7 0.6   2.0
John Poncar C-F 18 11 8   30 0.6 0.4   1.7
William Smith C 4 9 6   24 2.3 1.5   6.0
Frank Garcia G-F 7 8 7   23 1.1 1.0   3.3
Harold Cihlar F-C 4 0 1   1 0.0 0.3   0.3
Bill Brownell C 1 0 0   0 0.0 0.0   0.0