Patterson defeats Theodore Roosevelt, 73-70

Patterson jumped out to a big early lead and withstood a Thoedore Roosevelt comeback to win 73-70 in the D.C./Baltimore Challenge at Coolidge High School.

Gary Blackston filled the stat sheet with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

Gary Blackston filled the stat sheet with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

The Clippers (12-3) led 24-6 near the end of the first quarter, but Theodore Roosevelt ended the half on a 27-7 run to take the lead into halftime. Roosevelt led by as many as five points in the second half and led 48-46 before the Clippers went on 11-0 run to take the lead for good.

Dereck Oliver finished with 25 points, three assists, three rebounds and two steals, his 10th straight game of 20 or more points. Richard Hibbert had a career-high 19 points and added four rebounds and three steals. He went 11 of 12 from the free-throw line to help the Clippers close out the victory.

Gary Blackston had 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while Demetrich Williams had seven points and six rebounds. Koran Moore had five points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Earl Ross (four points) and Christion Adams (2 points) rounded out the scoring for Patterson, who out-rebounded Roosevelt 38-24.

The Clippers are back in action on Tuesday when they host Poly. JV tips at 3:45 p.m. and varsity at 5:15 p.m.

Patterson falls to Lake Clifton, 58-54

Dereck Oliver scored a season-high 33 points, but Lake Clifton held on to beat Patterson, 58-54.

Dereck Oliver had a season-high 33 points.

Dereck Oliver had a season-high 33 points.

Oliver, who had his ninth straight game of scoring 20 or more points, made seven 3-pointers and added four assists (and took three charges). The Clippers (11-3, 5-2 Baltimore City), however, could find a second scorer, and Lake Clifton evened the season series between the teams.

Patterson trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half before going into halftime trailing 24-19. Lake Clifton pushed the lead back to 11 and led 49-40 before the Clippers went on a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to 2. But Lake Clifton held on for a narrow victory.

Gary Blackston finished with six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Richard Hibbert had five points and seven rebounds. Koran Moore had two points and 10 rebounds. Earl Ross had three points and Demetrich Williams and Tyquan Pointer each had two points.

Patterson is back in action on Saturday when it faces Theodore Roosevelt in the D.C./Baltimore Challenge at Coolidge High School (D.C.). Tip off is set for 6 p.m.

Patterson defeats New Town, 87-66, at Basketball Academy

Three players scored 20 or more points as Patterson cruised to a 87-66 win over New Town at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State.

Richard Hibbert finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Richard Hibbert finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Dereck Oliver had his eighth straight game of scoring in the 20s, finishing with 24 points and a season-high nine assists. Gary Blackston added 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three blocks. And Koran Moore finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for the Clippers (11-2), who are 13-2 in their last 15 games against Baltimore County teams.

Patterson raced out to a 20-8 lead and went into halftime up 41-25. The lead stayed in double digits the rest of the way. The Clippers went 26 of 32 (81.2 percent) from the free throw line to follow up an 18-of-19 performance from the line against Dunbar. They also assisted on 19 of their 28 made field goals and out-rebounded New Town 38-24.

Richard Hibbert finished with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Demetrich Williams finished with five points and 10 rebounds. Tyquan Pointer (five points) and Christion Adams (three points) rounded out the scoring for Patterson.

The Clippers return to action on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. when it takes on Riverdale Baptist at the Basketball Academy.

Patterson defeats Dunbar, 74-57

For the second straight game, Patterson overcame a double-digit deficit to win, this time defeating Dunbar, 74-57.

The Clippers (10-2, 5-1 Baltimore City) trailed by 10 points in the second quarter and trailed 35-27 in the third quarter before going on a 33-14 run to recapture control of the game. Patterson outscored Dunbar 24-8 in the fourth quarter.

Dereck Oliver scored 26 points and was named Fox 45 player of the week.

Dereck Oliver scored 26 points and was named Fox 45 player of the week.

Dereck Oliver, who was named the Fox 45 prep player of the week, had his seventh straight game of 20 or more points, scoring 22 of his game-high 26 points in the second half. Oliver also added four assists and three rebounds. Through six league games, Oliver is averaging 24.2 points.

Gary Blackston had another stat-stuffing night, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals. He made three 3-pointers and as a team, Patterson was 10 of 18 (55.6 percent) from behind the arc.

Tyquan Pointer hit two of those 3-pointers during the Clippers’ second-half run, and finished with six points. Koran Moore had six points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block. Demetrich Williams finished with six points, six rebounds, and two steals.

The Clippers forced Dunbar into 21 turnovers and finished 18 of 19 (94.7 percent) from the free throw line.

The JV team moved to 7-3 with a 51-32 win. Isaiah Clemons had 16 points and Juma Putman finished with 14.

Patterson is back in action on Thursday when it takes on New Town at The Basketball Academy at Morgan State. Tipoff is set for 6:45 p.m.

Patterson defeats City in overtime, 71-65

Koran Moore had 15 points, 19 rebounds and 7 blocks.

Koran Moore had 15 points, 19 rebounds and 7 blocks.

Patterson overcame a double-digit third-quarter deficit to force overtime and defeat City, 71-65, on the road.

The Clippers (9-2, 4-1 Baltimore City) trailed 41-29 in the third quarter before Gary Blackston’s putback dunk ignited a run. Patterson outscored City 19-6 to take a 48-47 lead and went up 56-52 with less than a minute left. But City tied the game at 56 to force overtime, where Patterson never trailed.

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Dereck Oliver, a game after scoring his 1,000th point, had his sixth straight 20-plus point game. He finished with 28 points, four assists and four steals. Blackston, who overcame a slow first half, finished with 20 points, nine rebounds, five steals, two assists and three blocks.

The Clippers also got a strong effort from Koran Moore, who came up just three blocks short of a triple-double. He finished with 15 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocks.

Patterson got three points each from Demetrich Williams and Daquan Jones. Williams also had seven rebounds and two blocks and Jones had three steals. Richard Hibbert also played solid minutes, finishing with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. The Clippers finished with a season-high 14 blocks.

Earl Ross rounded out the scoring with two points.

The JV team moved to 6-3 with a 59-52 win. Isaiah Clemons had 16 points, Tyrell Williams had 15, and Daquan Heath had 11.

Patterson is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Dunbar. JV tips at 3:45 p.m. and varsity tips at 5:15 p.m.

Dereck Oliver scores 1,000th point

Dereck Oliver started his career at Patterson backing up Aquille Carr and helping the Clippers win their first state championship in school history.

Dereck OliverThree years later, Oliver has made his own mark on the program. On Tuesday against Edmondson, Oliver pulled up for a first-quarter jumpshot and scored his 1,000th point. He finished the game with 29 points.

Oliver played in all 28 games his freshman year, starting three, and averaged 3.8 points. In the state semifinal game against Tuscarora, Oliver scored six points in helping the Clippers advance to their second straight state championship game. In the state final, he played 12 minutes as Patterson beat Thomas Stone for the state championship.

From the day that game ended, it become Oliver’s program. He has started each of Patterson’s 62 games dating back to the beginning of his sophomore year.

In his sophomore season he averaged 15.9 points, three assists and 2.5 steals. Oliver notched his career high, scoring 35 points against Owings Mills at the Basketball Academy. He led the Clippers to a near upset of eventual state champion Milford Mill in the playoffs, scoring 13 points.

He upped his scoring output in his junior year, averaging 18.8 points, four assists and 2.5 rebounds. He led the Clippers in a return to Comcast Center, scoring 16 points in a regional final win at Randallstown. He followed that up with 13 points and three assists in a state semifinal loss to eventual champion Potomac.

Oliver has only gotten better in his senior year. Through 11 games he’s averaging 19.5 points. In five City league games, he’s averaging 23.5 points. On Friday against City, he had his sixth straight game of 20 or more points.

Congrats to Dereck on a great career and a well-deserved achievement!

 

Patterson drops first league game to Edmondson, 55-49

Dereck Oliver scored his 1,000th point but Edmondson came back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to hand Patterson its first league loss, 55-49.

Dereck Oliver scored his 1,000th point and scored a game-high 29 points.

Dereck Oliver scored his 1,000th point and scored a game-high 29 points.

Oliver’s 1,000th point in the first quarter and on the next possession hit a 3-pointer to put the Clippers (8-2, 3-1 Baltimore City) up 21-12. Oliver scored 18 of his game-high 29 points in the first half, which Patterson led 33-27.

The Clippers pushed the lead to as many as 10 points in the third quarter, but Edmondson used a 17-6 run to grab a 44-43 lead. The game went back and forth before Edmondson built a late 6-point lead. The game was called with 45 seconds left due to fan disturbance.

Oliver finished 9 of 19 from the floor and made six 3-pointers. Gary Blackston added 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and eight steals for Patterson. Koran Moore had three points and six rebounds and Richard Hibbert had three points, two rebounds and two assists.

The JV dropped to 5-3 with a loss to Edmondson.