Patterson defeats Franklin, 84-44, in second round of 3A playoffs

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Patterson used a suffocating defense to force 32 turnovers in cruising to an 84-44 win over Franklin in the second round of the 3A North region playoffs.

Three players had four or more steals for Patterson (17-7), which held Franklin to 36 percent shooting from the field. The Clippers advance to play at City in Thursday’s 3A North semifinals.

Aquille Carr and Devin Hebron led all scorers with 18 points each. Carr added seven assists, seven rebounds and six steals. Hebron had seven rebounds and four steals.

Myrek Lee-Fowlkes had 12 points and four rebounds while Leonard Livingston (eight points, six rebounds, four blocks and two steals), Shakir Brown (eight points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks) and Nyme Manns (six points, five rebounds) helped Patterson control the paint.

The Clippers broke open the game with a 23-8 second quarter to lead 34-16 at halftime. They outscored Franklin 50-28 the rest of the way.

The time for Thursday’s game will be announced soon, as will ticket availability.

Patterson defeats Hereford, 76-44, in first round of 3A playoffs

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Four players scored in double figures and Patterson shot better than 50 percent from the field in its 76-44 win at Hereford in the first round of the 3A North region playoffs.

The 15th-seeded Clippers (16-7) trailed after the first quarter but outscored second-seeded Hereford by 33 points the rest of the game. Aquille Carr led all scorers with 23 points and added five rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Patterson will travel to face No. 10-seed Franklin on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the second round of the playoffs.

The Clippers on Saturday got solid contributions up and down the lineup. Myrek Lee-Fowlkes had 16 points, three rebounds and four steals; Devin Hebron had 12 points, three rebounds and two steals; and Dereck Oliver had 10 points, four rebounds and two steals.

Leonard Livingston controlled the paint with five blocks while both Nyme Manns and Shakir Brown had five points and six rebounds.

Defensively, Patterson forced 21 turnovers (17 coming on steals) and held Hereford to 34 percent shooting.

Tickets for Patterson’s game at Franklin will be available on Monday at Patterson. The cost is $5 and it is first come, first serve.

Dunbar defeats Patterson, 65-61, in City Championship

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Four Dunbar players scored in double figures while Patterson struggled to shoot from behind the arc and at the free-throw line in Dunbar’s 65-61 victory in the City Championship game at Morgan State.

Patterson, which won last year’s City title, faced a small deficit for much of the night but was unable to regain the lead after the first quarter. It shot 43 percent from the field but made 1 of 17 3-pointers (6 percent) and 14 of 24 free throws (58 percent).

Dunbar, meanwhile, had a balanced scoring attack. Rodrick Harrison scored 18 points on five three pointers; Evan Singletary had 16 points; Donte Pretlow had 10 points and eight rebounds; and Aaron Parham had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

For Patterson (15-7), Aquille Carr led all scorers with 24 points. Devin Hebron had 14 points and seven rebounds; Myrek Lee-Fowlkes had 11 points and six rebounds; and Shakir Brown had four points and 12 rebounds.

The 15th-seeded Clippers begin the 3A state playoffs with first-round game at No. 2-seed Hereford on Saturday at noon. Ticket information will be available soon.

Maryland state playoff bracket released

3A Bracket

Patterson received the 15th seed in the 3A North region and will travel to second-seeded Hereford in the first round on Friday, Feb. 24.

The Clippers (15-6) did not earn a top-four seed, which were determined by overall record, and went into a random draw for the fifth through 15th seeds.

The winner of Friday night’s game will advance to face the winner of seventh-seeded Towson and 10th-seeded Franklin.

Patterson advanced last year to the 4A state championship game, where it lost to North Point.

The Clippers also will play in the Division I City Championship game on Tuesday at Morgan State. Tickets are available only at the door.

Patterson defeats Carver, 62-33

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Patterson clinched its spot in the Division I City Championship game with a 62-33 win over Carver on Thursday.

The Clippers, who closed out the regular season 15-6, will go for their second straight city title when they face Dunbar on Tuesday night at Morgan State.

Against Carver, Patterson led from start to finish and drew a running clock after extending its lead to more than 30 points in the third quarter.

Aquille Carr led all scorers with 13 points and added seven assists and three rebounds. He also had a pair of crowd-pleasing dunks. Shakir Brown had 11 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals; Leonard Livingston had seven points, five rebounds and four blocks; and nine players scored four or more points.

Patterson shot 53 percent from the field and held Carver to 28 percent shooting.

The Clippers lost only two games to in-state foes this season: at Dunbar and in double overtime at Poly. The drawing for the 3A state playoffs will take place on Sunday. Patterson is expected to receive a random seed of five or lower in the 3A North.

Patterson defeats Forest Park, 79-63

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Playing in their last home game, Patterson’s seniors combined for 42 points in a 79-63 win over Forest Park.

Before the game Patterson honored Travonn Barnett, Shakir Brown, Devin Hebron, Anthony Lee, Leonard Livingston and Nyme Manns. Each then played a role in the Clippers’ sixth win in the last seven games.

Manns notched his fifth double-double this season with 11 points and 16 rebounds. Hebron had 10 points; Brown had eight points and seven rebounds; Lee had nine points; Livingston had four points, six rebounds and five blocks; and Barnett had a steal and a rebound.

Patterson (14-6) led the entire way and finished with its largest margin of victory in nearly a month.

Aquille Carr led all scorers with 23 points, adding six assists and four steals. The Clippers also got a solid effort from Dereck Oliver, who made all three of his field goal attempts and finished with seven points.

For Forest Park, Anton Waters had 21 points and 17 rebounds. But Patterson held its opponent to 1 of 16 from 3-point range and forced 22 turnovers.

The Clippers close out the regular season on Thursday at Carver. With a win they will advance to the City Championship next week at Morgan State.