Playing its first true road game of the season, Patterson made quick work of Mervo, forcing a running clock in the third quarter and cruising to a 66-27 victory.
The Clippers (3-0) led 24-9 after the first quarter and 43-16 at halftime. Where Patterson showed its offensive prowess in the first two games–scoring 100 and 91 points–it used a stingy defensive effort on Tuesday night for the comfortable win. It held Mervo to 25 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers.
Aquille Carr and Devin Hebron had 15 points each. Carr added five assists while Hebron made all three of his 3-point attempts. Leonard Livingston had 11 points, six rebounds and four blocks, and through three games the 6-foot-10 center is averaging 3.7 blocks.
Shakir Brown, Kwynten Brooks and Anthony Lee chipped in six points a piece, while Nyme Manns added six rebounds. Lee has made all six shots he has attempted this season and both free throws. Brown, who also grabbed five rebounds, is averaging a double-double for the season–13 points and 10.7 rebounds.
Patterson opens up its new gym on Friday night against WEB DuBois. All fans are encouraged to bring canned goods and/or nonperishable items that the team will donate to a local shelter before the upcoming holidays.