Patterson defeats Digital Harbor, 65-53

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Three players scored in double figures as Patterson won its third game in a row with a 65-53 victory at Digital Harbor.

Sophomore guard Dereck Oliver (20 points), junior guard Kwynten Brooks (19 points) and junior guard Dawan Bass (11 points) led the way for the Clippers (13-4), who held a comfortable lead for much of the game.

Thanks to a strong shooting effort — 21 of 45 (47 percent) from the field and 8 of 15 (53 percent) from 3-point range — Patterson built a 35-20 lead at halftime Digital Harbor never got within less than eight points the rest of the way.

Oliver, who added six assists and three rebounds, has averaged 26.7 points over the last three games. Brooks added a season-high nine steals and chipped in four assists and four rebounds in the win. The team had 19 steals and forced into five other turnovers. The Clippers also held it to 38 percent from the field and 2 of 12 (17 percent) from 3-point range.

Patterson also got contributions from senior guard Devante Conyers (eight points, three steals, three rebounds) and its frontcourt, which combined for 10 blocked shots. Freshman Desmond Brown had four, senior Eric Woods had three, junior Michael Straham had two and senior Anthony Dandridge had one.

Patterson is back in action on Friday when it hosts City.


Patterson defeats Bluford Drew Jemison, 64-25

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Nine Patterson players scored four or more points as Patterson drew a running clock in the second quarter and cruised to a 64-25 victory over Bluford Drew Jemison Academy.

The Clippers (9-3) broke a two-game losing streak with the win, which never was in doubt. They led 52-16 at halftime thanks to a balanced scoring attack and opportunistic defense.

Junior forward Michael Straham led all scorers with 10 points and added three rebounds and two steals. Sophomore guards Dereck Oliver and Tyquan Pointer and junior guard Dawan Bass each had eight points. Pointer added four steals and Bass had five rebounds.

Junior guard Kwynten Brooks had nine points and three assists and senior guard Devante Conyers had six points, seven rebounds and two steals.

Alongside Straham, the Clippers also got strong play out of the rest of their frontcourt. Senior forward Eric Woods had five points, five rebounds and two blocks; senior forward Anthony Dandridge had four points and two rebounds; and freshman Desmond Brown had six points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three steals.

Senior forward Kyle Jones added three rebounds. The Clippers forced 22 turnovers.

Patterson is back in action at home on Tuesday against Baltimore Freedom Academy.


Poly defeats Patterson, 64-54

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Patterson’s three starting guards each scored in double figures, but Poly pulled away in the second half to defeat the Clippers, 64-54.

Poly took a 29-28 lead into halftime and Patterson (8-3) took the lead on a basket at the start of the third quarter before Poly retook the lead and expanded it to double digits.

Sophomore guard Dereck Oliver led Patterson with 16 points, while junior guard Kwynten Brooks added 11 points and four rebounds and senior guard Devante Conyers had 13 points and four rebounds.

Junior guard Dawan Bass added six points and six rebounds for the Clippers. Senior forward Anthony Dandridge chipped in four points and 10 rebounds. Patterson also got solid play out of freshman center Desmond Brown, who had two points, six rebounds and two blocks.

Patterson is back in action at home on Friday against Bluford Drew Jemison Academy.

Patterson Basketball donates more than $1,000 to fight cancer

Thanks to fan support at the Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic last week and additional donations from the school community and alumni, Patterson basketball is proud to donate $1,013 to the American Cancer Society.

A portion of every admission fee to the Holiday Classic went to the American Cancer Society through the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Money was also collected during halftime of the four games through contests.

The week before, members of the basketball team went around the school and their neighborhoods to collect donations. Patterson’s alumni dating back more than five decades also contributed donations. The names of those who donated are on our “Wall of Hope” in the gym.

Thank you to all who came out for the Bernie Eckert Holiday Classic and all who contributed donations. Every little bit helps!

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Dunbar defeats Patterson, 47-45

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Dunbar broke a tie with 3.8 seconds left to defeat Patterson, 47-45, in front of a capacity crowd at Patterson.

Dunbar guard Anthony Brown hit two free throws in the final seconds to lift the Poets over the Clippers (8-2), whose potential game-winning 3-pointer from sophomore guard Tyquan Pointer went off the front of the rim as time expired.

Junior guard Kwynten Brooks led Patterson in scoring with 14 points. He also added four assists and four steals, continuing his strong all-around play.

Patterson led at halftime, 20-18, and extended its lead to 30-20 in the third quarter before Dunbar stormed back. The game went back and forth after Dunbar tied the score at 36–neither team held a more than three-point advantage.

The Clippers also got a solid effort from sophomore guard Dereck Oliver, who finished with eight points, three assists and three steals. Junior forward Dawan Bass added five points, eight rebounds and three steals. Senior guard Devante Conyers had an excellent night on defense and added eight points and four rebounds.

Senior guard Anthony Dandridge had a solid night playing at power forward, finishing with three rebounds and three blocks.

Patterson is back in action on Tuesday at Poly.