Patterson defeats New Town, 87-66, at Basketball Academy

Three players scored 20 or more points as Patterson cruised to a 87-66 win over New Town at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State.

Richard Hibbert finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Richard Hibbert finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Dereck Oliver had his eighth straight game of scoring in the 20s, finishing with 24 points and a season-high nine assists. Gary Blackston added 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three blocks. And Koran Moore finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for the Clippers (11-2), who are 13-2 in their last 15 games against Baltimore County teams.

Patterson raced out to a 20-8 lead and went into halftime up 41-25. The lead stayed in double digits the rest of the way. The Clippers went 26 of 32 (81.2 percent) from the free throw line to follow up an 18-of-19 performance from the line against Dunbar. They also assisted on 19 of their 28 made field goals and out-rebounded New Town 38-24.

Richard Hibbert finished with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Demetrich Williams finished with five points and 10 rebounds. Tyquan Pointer (five points) and Christion Adams (three points) rounded out the scoring for Patterson.

The Clippers return to action on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. when it takes on Riverdale Baptist at the Basketball Academy.

Patterson defeats Dunbar, 74-57

For the second straight game, Patterson overcame a double-digit deficit to win, this time defeating Dunbar, 74-57.

The Clippers (10-2, 5-1 Baltimore City) trailed by 10 points in the second quarter and trailed 35-27 in the third quarter before going on a 33-14 run to recapture control of the game. Patterson outscored Dunbar 24-8 in the fourth quarter.

Dereck Oliver scored 26 points and was named Fox 45 player of the week.

Dereck Oliver scored 26 points and was named Fox 45 player of the week.

Dereck Oliver, who was named the Fox 45 prep player of the week, had his seventh straight game of 20 or more points, scoring 22 of his game-high 26 points in the second half. Oliver also added four assists and three rebounds. Through six league games, Oliver is averaging 24.2 points.

Gary Blackston had another stat-stuffing night, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals. He made three 3-pointers and as a team, Patterson was 10 of 18 (55.6 percent) from behind the arc.

Tyquan Pointer hit two of those 3-pointers during the Clippers’ second-half run, and finished with six points. Koran Moore had six points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block. Demetrich Williams finished with six points, six rebounds, and two steals.

The Clippers forced Dunbar into 21 turnovers and finished 18 of 19 (94.7 percent) from the free throw line.

The JV team moved to 7-3 with a 51-32 win. Isaiah Clemons had 16 points and Juma Putman finished with 14.

Patterson is back in action on Thursday when it takes on New Town at The Basketball Academy at Morgan State. Tipoff is set for 6:45 p.m.

Patterson defeats City in overtime, 71-65

Koran Moore had 15 points, 19 rebounds and 7 blocks.

Koran Moore had 15 points, 19 rebounds and 7 blocks.

Patterson overcame a double-digit third-quarter deficit to force overtime and defeat City, 71-65, on the road.

The Clippers (9-2, 4-1 Baltimore City) trailed 41-29 in the third quarter before Gary Blackston’s putback dunk ignited a run. Patterson outscored City 19-6 to take a 48-47 lead and went up 56-52 with less than a minute left. But City tied the game at 56 to force overtime, where Patterson never trailed.

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Dereck Oliver, a game after scoring his 1,000th point, had his sixth straight 20-plus point game. He finished with 28 points, four assists and four steals. Blackston, who overcame a slow first half, finished with 20 points, nine rebounds, five steals, two assists and three blocks.

The Clippers also got a strong effort from Koran Moore, who came up just three blocks short of a triple-double. He finished with 15 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocks.

Patterson got three points each from Demetrich Williams and Daquan Jones. Williams also had seven rebounds and two blocks and Jones had three steals. Richard Hibbert also played solid minutes, finishing with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. The Clippers finished with a season-high 14 blocks.

Earl Ross rounded out the scoring with two points.

The JV team moved to 6-3 with a 59-52 win. Isaiah Clemons had 16 points, Tyrell Williams had 15, and Daquan Heath had 11.

Patterson is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Dunbar. JV tips at 3:45 p.m. and varsity tips at 5:15 p.m.

Dereck Oliver scores 1,000th point

Dereck Oliver started his career at Patterson backing up Aquille Carr and helping the Clippers win their first state championship in school history.

Dereck OliverThree years later, Oliver has made his own mark on the program. On Tuesday against Edmondson, Oliver pulled up for a first-quarter jumpshot and scored his 1,000th point. He finished the game with 29 points.

Oliver played in all 28 games his freshman year, starting three, and averaged 3.8 points. In the state semifinal game against Tuscarora, Oliver scored six points in helping the Clippers advance to their second straight state championship game. In the state final, he played 12 minutes as Patterson beat Thomas Stone for the state championship.

From the day that game ended, it become Oliver’s program. He has started each of Patterson’s 62 games dating back to the beginning of his sophomore year.

In his sophomore season he averaged 15.9 points, three assists and 2.5 steals. Oliver notched his career high, scoring 35 points against Owings Mills at the Basketball Academy. He led the Clippers to a near upset of eventual state champion Milford Mill in the playoffs, scoring 13 points.

He upped his scoring output in his junior year, averaging 18.8 points, four assists and 2.5 rebounds. He led the Clippers in a return to Comcast Center, scoring 16 points in a regional final win at Randallstown. He followed that up with 13 points and three assists in a state semifinal loss to eventual champion Potomac.

Oliver has only gotten better in his senior year. Through 11 games he’s averaging 19.5 points. In five City league games, he’s averaging 23.5 points. On Friday against City, he had his sixth straight game of 20 or more points.

Congrats to Dereck on a great career and a well-deserved achievement!

 

Patterson drops first league game to Edmondson, 55-49

Dereck Oliver scored his 1,000th point but Edmondson came back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to hand Patterson its first league loss, 55-49.

Dereck Oliver scored his 1,000th point and scored a game-high 29 points.

Dereck Oliver scored his 1,000th point and scored a game-high 29 points.

Oliver’s 1,000th point in the first quarter and on the next possession hit a 3-pointer to put the Clippers (8-2, 3-1 Baltimore City) up 21-12. Oliver scored 18 of his game-high 29 points in the first half, which Patterson led 33-27.

The Clippers pushed the lead to as many as 10 points in the third quarter, but Edmondson used a 17-6 run to grab a 44-43 lead. The game went back and forth before Edmondson built a late 6-point lead. The game was called with 45 seconds left due to fan disturbance.

Oliver finished 9 of 19 from the floor and made six 3-pointers. Gary Blackston added 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and eight steals for Patterson. Koran Moore had three points and six rebounds and Richard Hibbert had three points, two rebounds and two assists.

The JV dropped to 5-3 with a loss to Edmondson.

Patterson defeats Digital Harbor 71-29

Patterson used a balanced scoring attack, including Dereck Oliver’s fourth straight 20-plus point game, to cruise to a 71-29 at Digital Harbor.

Demetrich Williams had 14 points, 7 rebounds. 3 assists and 3 steals.

Demetrich Williams had 14 points, 7 rebounds. 3 assists and 3 steals.

Oliver scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the a first half the Clippers (8-1) led 43-16. He also added five assists. Over the last four games Oliver is averaging 22.8 points. He is now 11 points short of 1,000 for his career.

Patterson also got an all-around strong outing from Demetrich Williams, who finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Tyquan Pointer rounded out the double-digit scoring, finishing with a season-high 10 points.

Gary Blackston finished with eight points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals. The Clippers also got strong play from sophomore forwards Christion Adams (six points, nine rebounds) and Earl Ross (five points, six rebounds, two blocks).

Daquan Jones (six points) and Richard Hibbert (two points, four rebounds) rounded out the scoring for Patterson. The Clippers forced 20 turnovers and held Digital Harbor to 30 percent shooting from the field.

Patterson’s JV team moved to 5-2 with a 50-47 win. Daquan Heath led the Clippers with 21 points. Trey Robinson had 11 points and Juma Putman added 10.

Patterson is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Edmondson. JV tips at 3:45 p.m. and varsity begins 20 minutes after the conclusion of the JV game.

Patterson defeats Poly, 60-53

A season-high 29 points from Dereck Oliver and Gary Blackston’s fifth straight double-double led Patterson to a 60-53 win at Poly.

Dereck Oliver finished with 29 points, four rebounds and three steals.

Dereck Oliver finished with 29 points, four rebounds and three steals.

Oliver scored 19 points in the second half, helping the Clippers (7-1) stave off a late Poly run and sealing the game. Patterson led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter before Poly cut the lead to 1, but the Clippers scored the final six points of the game.

Oliver went 17 of 20 from the free throw line and the Clippers finished 29 of 39 as a team. Oliver also added four rebounds and three steals.

Blackston finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. The senior guard is second on the team in points behind Oliver and leads the team with 10.2 rebounds a game.

Patterson also got a strong effort from its third starting senior, Demetrich Williams, who finished with seven points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks. He also converted a crucial three-point play to push the lead to 57-53 late in the fourth quarter.

Tyquan Pointer, Daquan Jones and Koran Moore each added three points for the Clippers. Moore also had nine rebounds. Earl Ross rounded out the scoring with two points and added three rebounds.

Patterson’s JV defeated Poly 50-48 in overtime. Isaiah Clemons finished with 16 points, Durrell Johnson had 11, and Daquan Heath had 8.

Patterson is back in action on Friday when it travels to Digital Harbor. JV tips off at 3:45 p.m. and varsity follows 20 minutes after the conclusion of the JV game.