Record: 33-23, first in American
Conference Mideast Division of a 16-team league, although two
Pa., and Hartford, Conn., folded in midseason.
Playoffs: Lost 3-2 to the Chicago Rockers in a best-of-five
Scoring leaders: Tate George 18.8, Bill Jones 17.1, Randolph
Keys 16.2, Kevin Pritchard 15.8.
Rebounding leaders: Marcus Stokes 10.1, Keys 6.6, Richard Manning
Assist leaders: Pritchard 7.6, George 6.2.
in review: The Thunder won six straight out of the gate and were
on Feb. 24, but closed sluggishly,
losing 9 of
12, after losing Pritchard, Keys and George to NBA call-ups.
... Jones scored 33 points in the regular-season finale but was
lost to an injury for the playoffs. They lost the opening series
in a final game played at Rock Island High School because The
Mark was not available. ... The year’s emotional high point
was Don Mason Day on Feb. 25, when 8,328 fans turned out to honor
the popular founding member of the Thunder front office while
he gamely fought a losing battle with cancer. Mason died five