Patterson defeats Milford Mill, 76-51

Patterson rode standout performances from its starting guards and center to a 76-51 win over Milford Mill.

Dereck Oliver

Dereck Oliver had 15 points and 3 rebounds.

Senior guard Gary Blackston notched his second straight double-double, scoring 24 points and adding 19 rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Clippers (5-0), who have won their five games by an average of 35.4 points.

Senior guard Dereck Oliver paced Patterson’s backcourt along with Blackston, pitching in 15 points and three assists. Sophomore center Koran Moore had his first career double-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Moore helped the Clippers to a 56-26 advantage in points in the paint.

Patterson took a 5-4 lead early in the first quarter and never looked back. It led 34-17 at halftime and the lead never dipped below nine points the rest of the way.

Senior forward Demetrich Williams had seven points and 11 rebounds, helping the Clippers to a 55-30 advantage on the boards. Patterson rebounded nearly 60 percent of its misses.

Junior guard Richard Hibbert scored five points and senior guard Tyquan Pointer had three points. The two combined to defend Milford Mill’s strong backcourt, and the Millers shot just 19 of 54 (35.2 percent) from the floor. Sophomore forward Christion Adams added two points and five rebounds to round out Patterson’s scoring.

The Clippers are back in action on Friday when they face Parkside at the Governor’s Challenge in Salisbury.


Patterson defeats Lake Clifton, 55-46

Patterson never trailed as it remained undefeated with a 55-46 win over Lake Clifton.

Behind strong efforts from its senior backcourt of Gary Blackston and Dereck Oliver, the Clippers (4-0) never let their lead go under four points after the first quarter.

Gary Blackston

Gary Blackston had Patterson’s first double-double this season with 22 points and 16 rebounds.

Blackston finished with game highs in points (22) and rebounds (16), notching the first double-double for Patterson this season. Oliver had 13 points and four assists, as he and Blackston made sure Patterson never seized control.

The Clippers led by as many as 15 points in the first half and went into the break up 32-19. Lake Clifton cut the lead to 42-38 in the fourth quarter, but Patterson went on a 6-0 run to seal the game.

Sophomore Christion Adams had a strong game, finishing with seven points and nine rebounds. Senior Demetrich Williams had six points, four rebounds and two blocks. Senior Tyquan Pointer had seven points.

Patterson also got solid efforts from sophomore Earl Ross (three rebounds, three blocks), sophomore Koran Moore and junior Richard Hibbert.

The Clippers out-rebounded Lake Clifton 41-26 and held it to 13 of 49 (26.5 percent) from the floor.

Patterson is back in action on Monday when it hosts Milford Mill. J.V. tips at 3:45 p.m. and varsity at 5:15 p.m.

Patterson defeats W.E.B. DuBois, 69-12

Four players scored in double figures as Patterson defeated W.E.B. DuBois, 69-12, on Monday night.

The Clippers (3-0) led 24-0 after the first quarter and went into halftime up 45-7. Senior Dereck Oliver led all scorers with 18 points. He also added three assists and four steals.

Dereck Oliver

Dereck Oliver had a season-high 18 points for the Clippers.

Senior Demetrich Williams finished with 13 points and three rebounds; sophomore Koran Moore had 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals; and senior Gary Blackston had 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Patterson out-rebounded DuBois 37-9 and forced 23 turnovers. The Clippers held DuBois to just 4 of 17 (23.5 percent) from the field.

Sophomore Earl Ross added six points and six rebounds for Patterson. Sophomore Christion Adams had fourpoints, eight rebounds and three steals; and junior Richard Hibbert had four points, three steals and two assists.

Patterson’s J.V. team moved to 3-0 with a 73-18 win over DuBois. Isaiah Clemons had 18 points, Tyrell Williams had 10 points and Daquan Heath had nine points.

The Clippers are back in action on Friday when they host Lake Clifton. J.V. is at 3:45 p.m. and varsity tips at 5:15 p.m.

Patterson defeats Ben Franklin, 64-48

Koran Moore

Sophomore center Koran Moore had 16 points and 9 rebounds.

Patterson shook off a slow start and used a strong second half to defeat Ben Franklin, 64-48, in its home opener.

The Clippers (2-0) fell behind 8-0 to start but chipped away at Ben Franklin’s lead and went into halftime leading 28-24. Ben Franklin cut their lead to one point at 34-33 in the third quarter, but Patterson went on 18-0 run to seal the game.

Sophomore Koran Moore lead Patterson with 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. Senior Dereck Oliver had 12 points and six assists and senior Demetrich Williams rounded out the double-figure scorers with 14 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Senior Gary Blackston chipped in nine points, nine rebounds and four steals. Junior Daquan Jones added seven points and six rebounds.

The Clippers held Ben Franklin to 30.9 percent shooting and held a 46-32 rebounding advantage.

The JV team moved to 2-0 with a 58-29 win. Daquan Heath led scorers with 18 points. Tyrell Williams had 16 points and Trey Robinson added 13.

Patterson returns to action next Monday when it hosts W.E.B. DuBois. JV tips at 3:45 p.m. and varsity at 5:15 p.m.

Patterson opens season with win over Maritime Academy

Patterson used a balanced scoring attack and stingy defense to win its season opener over Maritime Academy, 86-16.

Five players scored in double figures for the Clippers (1-0), who shot 66% (35-of-53) from the field and led 57-9 at halftime. Senior Gary Blackston led all scorers with 14 points, making all six of his field goal attempts. He also chipped in five assists and three steals.

Junior Richard Hibbert had 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals; junior Daquan Jones had 11 points, including three 3-pointers; sophomore Earl Ross had 11 points, four rebounds and six steals; and sophomore Christion Adams had 10 points and three rebounds.

The Clippers forced Maritime Academy into 34 turnovers and held it to just 6 of 20 (30%) from the field.

Other scorers for Patterson included senior Dereck Oliver, who had nine points, four assists and two rebounds; senior Demetrich Williams, who had seven points, three rebounds and two assists; sophomore Koran Moore, who had six points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots; sophomore G’Waun Williams, who had three points, five assists and two steals; and senior Tyquan Pointer, who had two points and two steals. Sophomore Tyriek Clark added two rebounds.

Patterson is back in action on Friday for its home opener against Ben Franklin.