Patterson defeats National Collegiate Prep, 67-55, in Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic

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Patterson used a strong third quarter to overcome a halftime deficit and put away National Collegiate Prep in a 67-55 win in its second game of the Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic at Patterson.

National Collegiate Prep took a 26-25 lead into the half, but the Clippers (8-1) outscored the D.C. school 26-9 in the third quarter to break open the game. Junior forward Michael Straham, making his second straight start, scored nine of his career-high 13 points in the quarter. He also added seven rebounds to pace Patterson’s frontcourt.

Sophomore guard Dereck Oliver scored a team-high 20 points, adding four rebounds, five assists and four steals. Junior guard Kwynten Brooks had another solid all-around game, finishing with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and seven steals. In all, Patterson totaled 15 steals and forced National Collegiate Prep into 35 turnovers.

The Clippers also got strong efforts from senior guard Devante Conyers, who had eight points and eight rebounds, and junior guard Dawan Bass, who finished with seven points and 10 rebounds.

Patterson is back in action next Friday when it hosts Dunbar at 5:30 p.m.

Patterson defeats Richard Montgomery, 77-56, in Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic

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Junior guard Kwynten Brooks scored a career-high 22 points as Patterson stormed out to a big early lead and never looked back in its 77-56 victory over Richard Montgomery at the Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic.

Brooks scored 13 of his points in a first quarter that saw the Clippers (7-1) take a 31-9 lead. and he finished the game 9 of 19 from the field (3 of 4 from 3-point range) and added nine rebounds and five assists.

Patterson got contributions up and down the line up. Sophomore guard Dereck Oliver had 18 points, three assists, three rebounds and three steals to pace the Clippers, who shot a season-best 45 percent from the field. Senior guard Devante Conyers added 14 points, four rebounds and four steals. Including junior Dawan Bass’ six points, Patterson’s four starting guards combined for 60 points on the night.

Junior forward Michael Straham, making his first career start, solidified the frontcourt, finishing with eight points and six rebounds. Senior forward Eric Woods chipped in four points and eight rebounds.

Patterson put forth another strong defensive efforts, forcing Richard Montgomery in 25 turnovers and holding it to 2 of 17 (12 percent) from behind the arc.

The Clippers are back in action tonight at 8 PM against National Collegiate Prep (D.C.), which lost 71-59 to Arundel in the first game of the Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic on Thursday.

Admission for Day 2 of the Holiday Classic, which also features Arundel and Richard Montgomery at 6 PM, is $10. A portion of the admission fee will go to the American Cancer Society.

Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic

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Come support Patterson High School and take a shot at fighting cancer.

Join us at Patterson High School this Thursday and Friday, December 27 and 28, for the Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic to benefit the American Cancer Society.

On Thursday, Arundel takes on National Collegiate Prep (D.C.) at 6 PM and Patterson hosts Richard Montgomery at 8 PM. On Friday, Arundel faces Richard Montgomery at 6 PM and Patterson hosts National Collegiate Prep at 8 PM.

Admission for each day is $10 ($2 of which will go to the American Cancer Society). Our goal is to raise $1,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.

The event is named after Bernard Eckert, Patterson class of 1953, who died in July. Eckert was a generous alumnus who donated money for the scoreboards in Patterson’s gym.

We have begun to build our “Wall of Hope” in the gym with donations from those in the school and community. For each donation, your name will go on a donation sheet and will be put up on the Wall of Hope.

For more information or to donate, contact coach Harry Martin at 410-662-2110. 

Patterson defeats Carver, 56-24

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Patterson put together another strong defensive effort and sophomore guard Dereck Oliver set a new career high in points as the Clippers cruised to a 56-24 victory over Carver.

For the fifth time in seven games, Patterson (6-1) forced an opponent into more than 30  turnovers. On Friday night, the Clippers totaled 16 steals and Carver committed 15 additional turnovers. They also limited Carver to just 8 of 33 (24 percent) from the field.

As a result, Patterson held a comfortable lead throughout. It was up 18-6 after the first quarter and went into halftime with a 35-14 advantage.

Oliver, who set his previous career high in points on Thursday with 21 against W.E.B. DuBois, went for 22 points against Carver. He was 7 of 15 from the field, 7 of 12 from the free-throw line and added five rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Junior guard Kwynten Brooks added 14 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals for Patterson, which is on a five-game winning streak.

The Clippers also got solid outings from junior guard Dawan Bass, who had six points and nine rebounds; senior guard Devante Conyers, who had eight points, four rebounds and four steals; and freshman center Desmond Brown, who finished with four points, six rebounds, three steals and three blocks.

Patterson is back in action next Thursday when it hosts the Bernard Eckert Classic at Patterson. More details about the inaugural event will be posted this weekend.

Patterson defeats W.E.B. DuBois, 65-44

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Sophomore point guard Dereck Oliver scored a career-high 21 points and Patterson forced 35 turnovers in its 65-44 victory over W.E.B. DuBois.

Oliver added three assists and tied for the team lead with six steals. The Clippers (5-1) totaled 25 steals, helping them build and hold a comfortable lead for much of the game. They have forced opponents into 30 or more turnovers four times in their first six games.

Junior guard Kwynten Brooks put together another solid all-around effort, scoring 13 points and chipping in four rebounds, four assists and six steals.  Senior guard Devante Conyers continued his strong play, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and five steals.

Patterson got more strong play from improving freshman center Desmond Brown, who scored two points but blocked four shots, had three steals and five rebounds. Junior forward Michael Straham had his best game of the season, scoring five points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Junior guard Dawan Bass had seven points and five rebounds and sophomore guard Tyquan Pointer had four points, three rebounds and two steals in the win.

Patterson is back in action on Friday night against Carver.

 

Patterson defeats Mervo, 57-51

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Patterson emerged from a back-and-forth game in the second half to defeat Mervo, 57-51, in the Clippers’ first true road game of the season.

The lead changed hands several times from the middle of the third quarter on, but Patterson (4-1) sealed the victory late with timely defense and clutch free throws.

Junior guard Kwynten Brooks made six free throws in the final quarter and came up with a big offensive rebound and steal to help the Clippers hold on. Brooks finished with 12 points, three rebounds and three steals.

Mervo worked its way back from a 26-10 deficit in the first half and Patterson led 27-21 at halftime. Mervo took the lead in the third quarter but could never extend it past three points.

Sophomore point guard Dereck Oliver hit a late 3-pointer to tie the game and helped finish it at the free-throw line. Oliver finished with 12 points, three assists, three rebounds and four steals.

In all, Patterson forced 30 turnovers. Senior guard Devante Conyers led the Clippers on the defensive end with six steals in addition to nine points. Freshman center Desmond Brown had three blocked shots and two steals to go along with six points and five rebounds.

Junior guard Dawan Bass also had a solid effort in the victory, scoring 11 points and adding eight rebounds, including a put back off of a missed free throw to extend Patterson’s lead to 55-50 with less than a minute left. Senior forward Eric Woods had two points, five rebounds and two blocks.

Patterson is back in action at home on Thursday against WEB DuBois.

Patterson defeats NAF, 66-25

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Patterson forced a running clock in the second quarter and used another balanced scoring effort to cruise to a 66-25 victory over NAF.

Junior guard Kwynten Brooks scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the first half to help the Clippers (3-1) build a 46-15 lead going into the break. Patterson held NAF to 11 of 43 (26 percent) from the field and forced 25 turnovers, the third time this season it has forced an opponent into at least that many turnovers.

Sophomore guard Tyquan Pointer added 11 points, the second time the first-year varsity player has scored in double figures. He also scored nine points against KASA on Tuesday.

Junior guard Dawan Bass had another well-rounded game, scoring seven points and adding eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Sophomore guard Dereck Oliver paced the offense, scoring five points and dishing out five assists, while senior guard Devante Conyers added six points, two assists and three steals.

Junior forward Michael Straham had his strongest game of the season, finishing with seven points and three rebounds. Senior forward Eric Woods had seven points and eight rebounds while freshman center Desmond Brown had seven rebounds and three blocked shots.

Patterson is back in action next Tuesday when it plays its first road game at Mervo.