Patterson defeats Carver, 56-24

Box score

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.

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