Quad City Riverhawks

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Quad City Riverhawks
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Founded 2006
League ABA 2006-2007
PBL 2007-present
Team history 2006-present
Based in Moline, Illinois
Arena Wharton Field House
Colors Red and black
Owner(s) Tom McGinn
Head coach Acie Earl
Championships 0
Division titles 1: 2008 (PBL West-regular season)

The Quad City Riverhawks are a team of the Premier Basketball League that previously played in the modern American Basketball Association (ABA).

2006-07 season[edit]

The team began play as a member of the ABA in 2006. The team played at the Activities Center at Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa.

Finishing second place in the White Central division with a 24-9 record, the 'Hawks earned the #9 seed in the ABA Playoffs, defeating their brother franchise, the Sauk Valley Rollers in the first round by a score of 100-86, and then scoring a forfeit win over Central division champion Minnesota Ripknees (who had decided not to play in the playoffs due to a monetary dispute). The 'Hawks would lose to eventual ABA runner-up Texas Tycoons in the quarterfinals by a score of 125-123.

2007-08 season[edit]

The Riverhawks changed venues to the Wharton Field House in Moline, Illinois (former home to the NBA's Tri-Cities Blackhawks and later the CBA's Quad City Thunder), and changed their affiliation to the Premier Basketball League along with their brother franchise, the Rock River Fury.[1] They had a successful season on the court, winning the regular season PBL West title.

2008-09 season[edit]

Due to venue issues, the Riverhawks elected to take the 2008-2009 PBL season off.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Page, Eric (2007-08-27). "Riverhawks ditch ABA for new league". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Quad City Riverhawks To Sit Out 2009 Season". Our Sports Central. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 

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