Four players scored in double figures and Patterson came back from a seven-point second-half deficit to defeat Dunbar, 66-59, on Orleans St.
Dawan Bass notched another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers (16-4), who trailed 29-27 at halftime. The win was Patterson’s first at Dunbar in more than a decade.
Kwynten Brooks paced Patterson early and finished strong, putting together one of his best efforts this season with 14 points, six rebounds and three steals. Dereck Oliver led the Clippers with 19 points and added two assists and two steals.
Rysheed Corbin came off the bench and had a solid all-around game with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Clippers came back from a second-half deficit thanks to strong defense, which forced Dunbar into 23 turnovers, and clutch free-throw shooting. Desmond Brown anchored the defensive effort, finishing with eight blocked shots and four rebounds. Freshman Nasheim Martin also put in solid minutes for Patterson, which shot 22 of 28 (79 percent) from the line.
The Clippers travel to Mervo on Tuesday and finish the regular season at home next Tuesday against Edmondson.