CHESTER, Pa. — Patterson used a stifling defense and a game-high 19 points from Aquille Carr to cruise past Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 54-35, in the Jameer Nelson Classic at Widener University.
Patterson (6-1) held Plymouth-Whitemarsh to 23 percent shooting from the floor and forced 18 turnovers — 14 of which came on steals. The Clippers jumped out to a 10-0 lead and held a double-digit advantage for much of the night.
Carr, who also had five steals, was named MVP of the game. On a number of occasions he wowed the capacity crowd with drives to the basket.
Devin Hebron added 11 points, while Myrek Lee-Fowlkes had 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Dereck Oliver and Nyme Manns had five points a piece; Shakir Brown had eight rebounds and three assists; Kwynten Brooks had four assists; and Leonard Livingston had seven rebounds and three blocks.
Patterson is back at Widener for its second game in the Jameer Nelson Classic on Friday at 3 p.m. against Math, Civics and Sciences from Philadelphia.