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.

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