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.

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