Eastern Basketball Alliance

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Eastern Basketball Alliance
EasternBasketballAlliance.png
Eastern Basketball Alliance logo
SportBasketball
Founded1996
Ceased2015
No. of teams9
CountryUSA
Last
champion(s)
Harrisburg Horizon (2015)
Most titlesHarrisburg Horizon (9)
Official websiteOfficial site

The Eastern Basketball Alliance was a semi-professional men's winter basketball league. Games are played on the weekends and the season is approximately four months long (January through April).

History[edit]

The EBA was formed in 1996 from the fledgling Atlantic Basketball Association. The league played its first season with seven teams. In 1997, the league expanded to ten teams and was incorporated. In 1998, the first EBA commissioner was elected.

From 1999 to 2001, the EBA joined with four ABA teams to form the United Basketball Alliance, but in 2002 they returned to being the EBA.

The EBA took a one-year (2015-16 season) hiatus.[1] The league never returned.

Teams[edit]

teams (last season 2016)[edit]

Division Team City Arena
Northern
Columbia All-Stars Columbia, Maryland
Harrisburg Horizon Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Rowland Academy
Schuylkill Firedogs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Simon Kramer Community and Recreation Center
Western Maryland Elite Hagerstown, Maryland Martin Luther King Jr. Center
York Mad Ants York, Pennsylvania New Hope Academy
Travel/Southern

teams

DMV Kings Baltimore, Maryland
Marietta Tarantulas Marietta, Georgia
MetroWest Ballas MetroWest, Massachusetts
Maryland Bayraiders Gwynn Oak, Maryland
Silver Spring Barracudas Silver Spring, Maryland

Former teams[edit]

  • Bad News Ballers
  • Beltway Bombers
  • Carolina Gladiators
  • Diamond City Playaz
  • Elmira Bulldogs
  • Garden State Rebels
  • Hudson Valley Hype
  • Lancaster Storm
  • Maryland Marvels
  • Mercer Marauders
  • Metropolitan All-Stars
  • Morris Revolution
  • New Jersey Bullets
  • New York Blast
  • New York Wizards
  • North Jersey Lakers
  • Portsmouth Cavaliers
  • Scranton Blast
  • South Jersey Enterprise
  • Springfield Slamm
  • The Destroyers
  • Tru Hope Trailblazers
  • Vermont Frost Heaves - 2015 edition
  • Washington Americans (2015)
  • Washington Madness
  • Washington Warriors
  • Westchester Dutchmen

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Result
1997 Scranton Blast
1998 Springfield Slamm
1999 Lancaster Storm
2000 Morris Revolution
2001 Morris Revolution New Philadelphia Firedogs 90-80
2002 Harrisburg Horizon New Philadelphia Firedogs 2-0 (best-of 3)
2003 Harrisburg Horizon no playoffs
2004 Harrisburg Horizon no playoffs
2005 Harrisburg Horizon & Delaware Destroyers no playoffs
2006 Harrisburg Horizon Delaware Destroyers
2007 Harrisburg Horizon & Delaware Destroyers no playoffs
2008 Harrisburg Horizon North Jersey Lakers 98-96
2009 Delaware Destroyers Elmira Bulldogs 115-103
2010 Delaware Destroyers Tru Hope Trailblazers 114-97
2011 Metropolitan All-Stars Maryland Marvels 118-98
2012 Hudson Valley Hype Metropolitan All-Stars 103-92
2013 New York Wizards Harrisburg Horizon 118-116
2014 Harrisburg Horizon York Might Ants 101-92
2015 Harrisburg Horizon York Might Ants 93-85

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Play Suspended for 2016". Harrisburg Horizon. Retrieved 13 December 2015.

External links[edit]