Patterson defeats Forest Park, 66-49

Patterson shook off a slow start and used a strong inside effort to cruise to a 66-49 win at Forest Park.

The Clippers (14-2) trailed 10-4 early in the first quarter but went on a 25-9 run to go into halftime up 29-19. On a night when the outside shots weren’t falling, Patterson did much of its work inside the paint.

Dawan Bass led Patterson with 23 points and 16 rebounds and added three steals. Desmond Brown had his second straight dominant game around the basket, recording a near triple-double with eight points, nine rebounds and seven blocks. Bass, Brown and Emerson Atkins (six rebounds) helped the Clippers to a 44-31 rebounding advantage over Forest Park.

Patterson also got a solid effort from Rysheed Corbin, who had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists. Kwynten Brooks had eight points, three rebound and three assists and Dereck Oliver had nine points. Daquan Jones added two points, four rebounds and two steals and Tyquan Pointer had two points.

Patterson is back in action on Thursday when it hosts Digital Harbor.

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Patterson defeats Eleanor Roosevelt, 66-57, at Basketball Academy

Yubba and Daquan

Rysheed Corbin (left) earned MVP honors; Daquan Jones (right) won the scholar athlete award. Photos by Eric Ford.

Patterson used a balanced scoring effort and a strong second-half defense to defeat defending Maryland 4A champion Eleanor Roosevelt, 66-57, at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State.

Four players scored in double digits for the Clippers (13-2), who bounced back from a one-point loss to Randallstown on Thursday night.

Dawan Bass and Rysheed Corbin scored 15 points a piece, with Corbin being named game MVP. He also had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Bass followed up his double-double against Randallstown with another strong all-around game — he added five rebounds and two steals.

Kwynten Brooks scored 13 points and had four rebounds, while Dereck Oliver had 12 points, two rebounds and two assists.

Eleanor Roosevelt shot 15 of 20 from the field in the first half, but the Clippers limited the Raiders to 9 of 24 in the second half. The defensive effort was buoyed by Desmond Brown, who had his best game of the season. He finished with six points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots. Patterson out-rebounded Eleanor Roosevelt 28-18 in the game.

Daquan Jones, who was given the scholar athlete award, had three points and Tyquan Pointer added two points to round out the scoring.

Patterson is back in action on Tuesday when it visits Forest Park.

Lake Clifton defeats Patterson, 70-64

Lake Clifton grabbed the lead midway through the second quarter and didn’t look back, handing Patterson its first loss this season, 70-64.

Lake Clifton outscored the Clippers (12-1) 25-12 in the second quarter and went into the half up 43-32. Patterson cut the deficit to four late in the fourth quarter but could get no closer.

The Clippers struggled from the field, shooting 21 of 68 (31 percent) and 6 of 27 (22 percent) from 3-point range.

Dawan Bass had a strong effort for Patterson, finishing with 17 points, 16 rebounds and five steals. Dereck Oliver led the Clippers with 18 points and chipped in six assists and three rebounds.

Rysheed Corbin had 16 points, four rebounds and three steals, while Kwynten Brooks had five points, five rebounds and four assists. Emerson Atkins had five points and five rebounds, including a putback dunk in the second quarter.

Patterson is back in action on Thursday at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State against Randallstown.

Patterson defeats Ben Franklin, 62-49

Patterson led from start to finish and got contributions up and down the lineup in its 62-49 win at Ben Franklin.

The Clippers (11-0) were buoyed by one of their best defensive efforts the season. They held Ben Franklin to 14 of 56 (25 percent) from the field and 2 of 19 (11 percent) from 3-point range. They also forced the Bayhawks into 30 turnovers.

Patterson wasn’t at its sharpest on offense but did enough to build a substantial lead and sustain it for much of the game. It led 30-15 at halftime and weathered a Ben Franklin run in the third quarter to close out the victory.

Rysheed Corbin led all scorers with 20 points, five rebounds and three steals. He shot a season-best 14 of 16 from the free throw line. Kwynten Brooks also had a solid all-around night, scoring 12 points and adding three rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Dereck Oliver and Dawan Bass chipped in eight points a piece, and Bass added seven rebounds. Fortune Okigweh had two points and six rebounds before leaving with an injury, and Patterson’s other forwards picked up the slack. Desmond Brown had two points, five rebounds and three blocks while Emerson Atkins had five points, two rebounds and two blocks.

For the second straight game, Patterson got a critical 3-pointer from Tyquan Pointer to seize momentum. Pointer finished with five points and four steals.

Patterson is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts W.E.B. DuBois.

Patterson defeats Poly, 68-62

Patterson overcame a nine-point halftime deficit and pulled away from visiting Poly in the second half for a 68-62 victory.

The Clippers (10-0) outscored Poly 45-30 after halftime thanks to improved defense and a balanced scoring effort. Rysheed Corbin finished with a game-high 23 points and added four rebounds. Kwynten Brooks scored 13 of his 18 points after halftime, including a 3-pointer at the beginning of the third quarter that helped spur Patterson’s comeback. Brooks also added six rebounds and two steals.

Dawan Bass posted his second straight double double, finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds. He was coming off a career game against McKinley Tech in which he had 25 points and 19 rebounds.

Dereck Oliver had a solid game at point guard, scoring nine points and dishing out a game-high five assists.

Patterson also got key contributions in the second half from its bench. Tyquan Pointer hit a critical 3-pointer during the third-quarter comeback and Desmond Brown provided a big presence in the paint. He had his best game of the season, finishing with four points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots.

Patterson is back in action on Friday at Ben Franklin at Masonville Cove.