Patterson defeats McKinley Tech, 83-56, in Spartan Holiday Classic

All five starters scored in double figures to lead Patterson to an 83-56 victory over McKinley Tech in the championship game of the Spartan Holiday Classic at Laurel High School.

Dawan Bass led the Clippers (9-0) with a career high 25 points and 19 rebounds. He finished 10 of 16 from the field and added two blocked shots and an assist. Bass helped Patterson to a plus-12 rebounding advantage over McKinley Tech, which defeated Reservoir in the semifinals of the tournament.

Rysheed Corbin scored 18 points and added five rebounds, an assist and four steals. Dereck Oliver scored 13 points and dished out five assists. He also chipped in three rebounds. Kwynten Brooks had 11 points, three rebounds and three assists and Fortune Okigweh notched his first double double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots.

The game was temporarily delayed at the end of the third quarter when a dunk from Emerson Atkins left a crack in the backboard. Atkins finished with three points and two rebounds.

Patterson returns to action on Friday when it travels to Dunbar.


Patterson defeats Suitland, 62-59, at Spartan Holiday Classic

Patterson rode its three starting guards to a 62-59 victory over Suitland at Laurel High School’s Spartan Holiday Classic.

Rysheed Corbin, Dereck Oliver and Kwynten Brooks combined to score 55 points and came up with big shots down the stretch for the Clippers (8-0). Patterson advances to face McKinley Tech (D.C.) in the championship game on Saturday.

Corbin scored 19 of his game-high 27 points in the first half as the Clippers built a 37-28 halftime lead. He finished 9 of 17 from the field, 4 of 8 from 3-point range and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. He also had seven rebounds, four assists and three steals while playing all 32 minutes.

Oliver finished with 19 points on 8 of 16 from the field. He chipped in four assists, two steals and two rebounds. Brooks finished with nine points on a perfect 4 of 4 from the field. He added two rebounds, two blocked shots and an assist.

Patterson built its lead to as many as 18 points in the second half, but Suitland fought back to tie the game. Corbin put the Clippers ahead with a long 3-pointer and a difficult lay in and sealed the game with a free throw.

Dawan Bass added five points and eight rebounds while Emerson Atkins had two points and seven rebounds.


Patterson defeats Bluford Drew Jemison, 70-28

Patterson used a strong defensive effort and balanced scoring to cruise on Friday night past Bluford Drew Jemison, 70-28.

The Clippers (4-0) forced BDJ into 32 turnovers and held it to 24 percent shooting from the field. It is the second time in four games this season that Patterson has held its opponent to 30 or fewer points.

Rysheed Corbin led the team in scoring for the third game this season, finishing with 18 points. He also chipped in team highs in rebounds (eight), assists (five) and steals (four). On the season, Corbin is averaging 21.8 points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals.

Dereck Oliver chipped in 11 points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds. Dawan Bass finished with 13 points and four rebounds.

Patterson also got solid contributions from Kwynten Brooks, who had eight points, three assists and three steals. Desmond Brown had his best game this season with eight points, six rebounds and two blocked shots. Emerson Atkins chipped in seven rebounds.

Patterson is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts FAET.

Patterson defeats Owings Mills, 82-68, in Laurel Showcase

Dereck Oliver scored 23 points and Rysheed Corbin scored 21 to lead Patterson past Owings Mills, 82-68, at the Laurel High School Showcase.

Oliver made 7 of 17 shots and 7 of 9 free throws and added three assists to pace the Clippers (3-0). Corbin went over 20 points for the third straight game and chipped in five assists and three rebounds.

In all, nine of 10 Patterson who saw minutes scored. Dawan Bass recorded his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kwynten Brooks put together another all-around game, finishing with four points, two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a team-high four steals.

Fortune Okigweh paced Patterson’s frontcourt with six points and nine rebounds. Daquan Jones continued his strong shooting from outside, making two 3-pointers and finishing with six points. Tyquan Pointer added five points and three rebounds.

Patterson is back in action on Friday night at BDJ.

Patterson defeats Perry Hall, 84-65

Patterson used a balanced scoring effort and opportunistic defense to race past Perry Hall in 84-65 victory over visiting Perry Hall.

For the second straight game, Rysheed Corbin led the Clippers in scoring. He had 23 points and chipped in six steals and five rebounds. But Corbin wasn’t the only one scoring for Patterson, which through two games is averaging 79.5 points.

Six others had nine or more points on Friday night: Dawan Bass (12 points), Tyquan Pointer (11), Dereck Oliver (10), Kwynten Brooks (10), Daquan Jones (9) and Fortune Okigweh (9).

Bass and Brooks had another solid all-around game. Each chipped in seven rebounds. Bass added four steals and Brooks added three assists. Oliver led the team with five assists.

Patterson is back in action on Saturday against Owings Mills at Laurel High School.

Patterson defeats ACCE 75-30 in season opener

Patterson kicked off its season with a dominating victory over visiting ACCE, 75-30, behind 25 points from guard Rysheed Corbin.

Corbin opened the game with eight straight points as the Clippers raced out to an early lead and never looked back. Corbin finished the game 9 of 15 from the field and added nine steals.

He got help from the rest of Patterson’s backcourt, which contributed to force ACCE into 34 turnovers. Kwynten Brooks had a solid all-around game, scoring four points and adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Dereck Oliver had nine points, Tyquan Pointer had seven points and five rebounds and Daquan Jones had three points and four rebounds.

The Clippers controlled the paint as well, out-rebounding ACCE 37-18. Dawan Bass had 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals and Fortune Okigweh had five points and nine rebounds. Emerson Atkins chipped in with five points and four rebounds.

Patterson is back in action on Friday at home against Perry Hall and on Saturday against Owings Mills at the Laurel Showcase.