Patterson defeats Lake Clifton, 55-46

Patterson never trailed as it remained undefeated with a 55-46 win over Lake Clifton.

Behind strong efforts from its senior backcourt of Gary Blackston and Dereck Oliver, the Clippers (4-0) never let their lead go under four points after the first quarter.

Gary Blackston

Gary Blackston had Patterson’s first double-double this season with 22 points and 16 rebounds.

Blackston finished with game highs in points (22) and rebounds (16), notching the first double-double for Patterson this season. Oliver had 13 points and four assists, as he and Blackston made sure Patterson never seized control.

The Clippers led by as many as 15 points in the first half and went into the break up 32-19. Lake Clifton cut the lead to 42-38 in the fourth quarter, but Patterson went on a 6-0 run to seal the game.

Sophomore Christion Adams had a strong game, finishing with seven points and nine rebounds. Senior Demetrich Williams had six points, four rebounds and two blocks. Senior Tyquan Pointer had seven points.

Patterson also got solid efforts from sophomore Earl Ross (three rebounds, three blocks), sophomore Koran Moore and junior Richard Hibbert.

The Clippers out-rebounded Lake Clifton 41-26 and held it to 13 of 49 (26.5 percent) from the floor.

Patterson is back in action on Monday when it hosts Milford Mill. J.V. tips at 3:45 p.m. and varsity at 5:15 p.m.

Patterson defeats W.E.B. DuBois, 69-12

Four players scored in double figures as Patterson defeated W.E.B. DuBois, 69-12, on Monday night.

The Clippers (3-0) led 24-0 after the first quarter and went into halftime up 45-7. Senior Dereck Oliver led all scorers with 18 points. He also added three assists and four steals.

Dereck Oliver

Dereck Oliver had a season-high 18 points for the Clippers.

Senior Demetrich Williams finished with 13 points and three rebounds; sophomore Koran Moore had 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals; and senior Gary Blackston had 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Patterson out-rebounded DuBois 37-9 and forced 23 turnovers. The Clippers held DuBois to just 4 of 17 (23.5 percent) from the field.

Sophomore Earl Ross added six points and six rebounds for Patterson. Sophomore Christion Adams had fourpoints, eight rebounds and three steals; and junior Richard Hibbert had four points, three steals and two assists.

Patterson’s J.V. team moved to 3-0 with a 73-18 win over DuBois. Isaiah Clemons had 18 points, Tyrell Williams had 10 points and Daquan Heath had nine points.

The Clippers are back in action on Friday when they host Lake Clifton. J.V. is at 3:45 p.m. and varsity tips at 5:15 p.m.

Patterson defeats Ben Franklin, 64-48

Koran Moore

Sophomore center Koran Moore had 16 points and 9 rebounds.

Patterson shook off a slow start and used a strong second half to defeat Ben Franklin, 64-48, in its home opener.

The Clippers (2-0) fell behind 8-0 to start but chipped away at Ben Franklin’s lead and went into halftime leading 28-24. Ben Franklin cut their lead to one point at 34-33 in the third quarter, but Patterson went on 18-0 run to seal the game.

Sophomore Koran Moore lead Patterson with 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. Senior Dereck Oliver had 12 points and six assists and senior Demetrich Williams rounded out the double-figure scorers with 14 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Senior Gary Blackston chipped in nine points, nine rebounds and four steals. Junior Daquan Jones added seven points and six rebounds.

The Clippers held Ben Franklin to 30.9 percent shooting and held a 46-32 rebounding advantage.

The JV team moved to 2-0 with a 58-29 win. Daquan Heath led scorers with 18 points. Tyrell Williams had 16 points and Trey Robinson added 13.

Patterson returns to action next Monday when it hosts W.E.B. DuBois. JV tips at 3:45 p.m. and varsity at 5:15 p.m.

Patterson opens season with win over Maritime Academy

Patterson used a balanced scoring attack and stingy defense to win its season opener over Maritime Academy, 86-16.

Five players scored in double figures for the Clippers (1-0), who shot 66% (35-of-53) from the field and led 57-9 at halftime. Senior Gary Blackston led all scorers with 14 points, making all six of his field goal attempts. He also chipped in five assists and three steals.

Junior Richard Hibbert had 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals; junior Daquan Jones had 11 points, including three 3-pointers; sophomore Earl Ross had 11 points, four rebounds and six steals; and sophomore Christion Adams had 10 points and three rebounds.

The Clippers forced Maritime Academy into 34 turnovers and held it to just 6 of 20 (30%) from the field.

Other scorers for Patterson included senior Dereck Oliver, who had nine points, four assists and two rebounds; senior Demetrich Williams, who had seven points, three rebounds and two assists; sophomore Koran Moore, who had six points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots; sophomore G’Waun Williams, who had three points, five assists and two steals; and senior Tyquan Pointer, who had two points and two steals. Sophomore Tyriek Clark added two rebounds.

Patterson is back in action on Friday for its home opener against Ben Franklin.

Clippers’ Seniors Heading to College

All three of Patterson’s seniors, who led the team to a 2A North Region championship, will play basketball in college next year.

Guards Kwynten Brooks, Rysheed Corbin and Dawan Bass played significant roles in the Clippers’ 21-5 season and their third regional championship in the last four years.

Brooks signed a letter of intent to Division II Bloomfield (N.J.) College in November. Corbin and Bass are each headed to Division I Junior Colleges: Corbin to Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College and Bass to Laramie County (Wyo.) Community College.

“I’m extremely proud of the work our three seniors put in on the court and off the court,” Patterson head coach Harry Martin said. “Having people like them in our program has helped elevate Patterson into the premier school in the city to excel at basketball and in the classroom.”

Brooks, the second-leading scorer on the team as a junior, adjusted his role as a senior and became the team’s steadiest player. He started all 26 games and regularly stuffed the stat sheet; he averaged 9.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals. He also led the team in charges taken for the second straight year.

Corbin proved to be a dynamic offensive player and one of the toughest players in Baltimore City. He led the team in scoring (18.8 points per game) and steals (3.5 per game); was second on the team in rebounds (6.1 per game) despite playing point guard; and was tied for second on the team in assists (2.4 per game).

Bass, meanwhile, greatly improved in the summer before his senior year and became one of the toughest match ups in the city. He led the team in rebounds (9.4 per game) and was second on the team in points per game (14.1). He also averaged 1.6 steals per game and posted a team-best 12 double-doubles, including 21 points and 10 rebounds in the 2A state semifinal game.

“Kwynten has won a state championship with us and was an exemplary student,” Martin said. “Dawan’s game grew incredibly from his junior to senior year and he matured in the classroom. Rysheed has overcome a lot in his life and has a great opportunity to grow as a person and player in college.”

Bloomfield College, Brooks’ destination, finished last season 21-9 and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Division II NCAA Tournament. Tallahassee, Corbin’s destination, finished last season 14-14 in one of the most competitive regions in the country. And Laramie County, Bass’ destination, finished last season with an 18-13 record.

Travel to the state semifinals at Comcast Center

Patterson will have buses available to and from the Comcast Center for Friday night’s game. The fee is $10 per person for the round trip (not including the $8 ticket for entry) and the bus will leave at 6 p.m. for the 9 p.m. game vs. Potomac.

To reserve a spot, e-mail coach Poopie at or text him at 443-882-7748.

Region Champs! Patterson defeats Randallstown, 73-63


The Patterson Clippers are headed back to Comcast Center.

Four players scored in double figures as Patterson defeated Randallstown on its home floor, 73-63, to win the 2A North region.

The Clippers (21-4) are region champs for the third time in four years. In 2011, they advanced to the 4A title game and in 2012 they won the 3A state title. Patterson will face 2A South region champion Potomac on Friday at 9 p.m. at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center.

Kwynten Brooks led the Clippers with 17 points and chipped in five rebounds. He went 11 of 12 from the free throw line. Dereck Oliver had 16 points; Dawan Bass had 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals; and Rysheed Corbin had 14 points, all but two coming at the free throw line. He also added five assists.

As a team, Patterson shot 36 of 50 from the free throw line.

Randallstown led by as many as nine points in the first quarter and went into half up 30-28. But Patterson retook the lead in the third quarter and led 54-40 before Randallstown made a final push.

In all, every player who entered the game for Patterson scored. Desmond Brown had four points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots; Fortune Okigweh had four points, five rebounds and two blocks; Daquan Jones had three points; Christion Adams had two points; and Tyquan Pointer had one point.

The Clippers outrebounded Randallstown 39-26 en route to their decisive victory.

Ticket and travel information for Friday’s game will be available early next week.