Patterson outscored Largo 27-8 in the fourth quarter to erase a seven-point deficit and win its first game in the Basketball Academy at Lake Clifton, 81-69.
Patterson (10-5) and Largo were tied after the first quarter and at halftime before the Lions jumped out to a 61-54 lead after three quarters. But thanks to some timely defense that led to a number of breakaways, the Clippers quickly stormed back and grabbed their third victory over a D.C.-area team this season.
Aquille Carr led all scorers with 22 points. He also had a season-high eight assists in addition to four steals and three rebounds. Nyme Manns had 18 points and 11 rebounds; Myrek Lee-Fowlkes had 15 points and nine rebounds; and Shakir Brown had 15 points and four rebounds.
Leonard Livingston added five points, five rebounds and two blocks while Devin Hebron’s defense in the second half on Largo’s leading scorer Derrick Colter helped Patterson come back. Colter scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half.
Patterson is back in action at 8:00 Saturday night against St. Frances in its second Basketball Academy game at Lake Clifton. Those without tickets should arrive several hours before tip to assure admission. There will be games going on throughout the day.