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.

Patterson defeats Dunbar, 70-58, in 2A North Section I Semifinal

Four Patterson Clippers scored in double figures, led by Dawan Bass’ 11th double-double, as they defeated Dunbar, 70-58, in a 2A North Section I Semifinal.

The Clippers (19-4) advance to face Western Tech in the Section I Final tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Patterson.

Bass finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, notching his second double-double against Dunbar this season. Rysheed Corbin had 16 points and six rebounds; Dereck Oliver had 13 points and five assists; and Kwynten Brooks had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Patterson had one of its better shooting nights on the year, finishing 24 of 48 (50 percent) from the field and 20 of 25 (80 percent) from the free throw line. The Clippers led by as many as 18 points in the first half and went into halftime leading 37-23.

Desmond Brown (four points), Christion Adams (six points) and Fortune Okigweh (two points) rounded out the scoring for Patterson.

Patterson defeats Edmondson, 54-31, on senior night

Brooks senior night

Kwynten Brooks joined by his father and mother.

Bass senior night

Dawan Bass joined by his father and mother.

Corbin senior night

Rysheed Corbin joined by his mother and Sharon Oliver.


Each of Patterson’s three seniors scored in double figures to lead the Clippers to a 54-31 victory over Edmondson on senior night.

Rysheed Corbin led Patterson (18-4) with 19 points and added seven rebounds and two steals. Dawan Bass notched his 10th double-double this season, finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. And Kwynten Brooks finished with 10 points and three rebounds.

The game was stopped near the end of the third quarter and is considered complete.

Patterson had its best night shooting this season, finishing 17 of 34 (50 percent) from the floor. It held Edmondson to just 7 of 28 (25 percent) shooting and forced 21 turnovers.

Patterson will receive the No. 1 seed in the 2A North Section I and will get a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The match-ups will be determined on Sunday.

Patterson defeats Dunbar, 66-59

Four players scored in double figures and Patterson came back from a seven-point second-half deficit to defeat Dunbar, 66-59, on Orleans St.

Dawan Bass notched another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers (16-4), who trailed 29-27 at halftime. The win was Patterson’s first at Dunbar in more than a decade.

Kwynten Brooks paced Patterson early and finished strong, putting together one of his best efforts this season with 14 points, six rebounds and three steals. Dereck Oliver led the Clippers with 19 points and added two assists and two steals.

Rysheed Corbin came off the bench and had a solid all-around game with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

The Clippers came back from a second-half deficit thanks to strong defense, which forced Dunbar into 23 turnovers, and clutch free-throw shooting. Desmond Brown anchored the defensive effort, finishing with eight blocked shots and four rebounds. Freshman Nasheim Martin also put in solid minutes for Patterson, which shot 22 of 28 (79 percent) from the line.

The Clippers travel to Mervo on Tuesday and finish the regular season at home next Tuesday against Edmondson.

Patterson defeats Forest Park, 66-49

Patterson shook off a slow start and used a strong inside effort to cruise to a 66-49 win at Forest Park.

The Clippers (14-2) trailed 10-4 early in the first quarter but went on a 25-9 run to go into halftime up 29-19. On a night when the outside shots weren’t falling, Patterson did much of its work inside the paint.

Dawan Bass led Patterson with 23 points and 16 rebounds and added three steals. Desmond Brown had his second straight dominant game around the basket, recording a near triple-double with eight points, nine rebounds and seven blocks. Bass, Brown and Emerson Atkins (six rebounds) helped the Clippers to a 44-31 rebounding advantage over Forest Park.

Patterson also got a solid effort from Rysheed Corbin, who had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists. Kwynten Brooks had eight points, three rebound and three assists and Dereck Oliver had nine points. Daquan Jones added two points, four rebounds and two steals and Tyquan Pointer had two points.

Patterson is back in action on Thursday when it hosts Digital Harbor.