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.