Patterson defeats Edmondson, 66-63, in overtime

Patterson and Edmondson traded last-second shots at the end of regulation before the Clippers closed out the Red Storm, 66-63, in overtime.

Dereck Oliver scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and overtime.

Dereck Oliver scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and overtime.

Dereck Oliver hit a 3-pointer to give the Clippers (15-3, 8-2 Baltimore City) their first lead of the fourth quarter, 50-48. With less than a minute left, Edmondson tied the game at 53 with a 3-pointer from the corner. Oliver responded with a stepback jump shot at the top of the key to give Patterson a 55-53 lead with 2.5 seconds left. But Edmondson’s full-court pass found its way into Keandre Cook’s hands, and Cook rolled in a short jumper to send the game to overtime.

Neither team led by more than three points in the extra session, and Patterson prevailed to move into a spot in the city championship game. The Clippers are tied with Lake Clifton atop the league standings with two games each to go. Edmondson is 8-3 with one game left.

Oliver, who was held without a field goal in the first half, finished with a game-high 20 points. Demetrich Williams scored nine of his 12 points before halftime to keep the Clippers even with Edmondson at 23-23 entering the break. Williams also added five rebounds.

Gary Blackston finished with nine points, 10 rebounds and five assists, including key offensive rebounds near the end of the game. Richard Hibbert hit three 3-pointers and finished with nine points, three rebounds and two steals. Tyquan Pointer had six points and finished 4 of 4 from the free-throw line, all near the end of the game. He also had three steals.

Earl Ross had four points, four rebounds and three steals, Koran Moore had four points and four rebounds, and Christion Adams rounded out the scoring with two points.

The Clippers forced Edmondson into 26 turnovers.

Patterson is back in action on Friday when it heads to Dunbar. JV tips off at 3:45 p.m. and varsity at 5:15 p.m.

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