Region Champs!

whole teamPatterson is heading back to the Xfinity Center.

The Clippers are region champs for the fourth time in five years, claiming their first ever region title at home with a 59-50 win over Randallstown for the 2A North crown.

Dereck Oliver scored 22 points to lead all scorers.

Dereck Oliver scored 22 points to lead all scorers.

Dereck Oliver scored 22 points to lead the Clippers (21-5), who advance to face Wicomico in a 2A semifinal on Friday at 9 p.m. at the Xfinity Center. The Clippers beat Wicomico, 60-52, in the Governor’s Challenge in Salisbury in December.

Gary Blackston finished with a double-double of 13 points, 14 rebounds and three assists. Demetrich Williams chipped in nine points and seven rebounds and Richard Hibbert added 10 points to pace Patterson in scoring.

On a night when the Clippers struggled from the floor, they got it done at the free throw line and on defense. They made 31 of 49 free throws and held Randallstown to 38.8 percent from the field. They also forced 18 Rams turnovers.

Patterson led 21-13 at halftime, but Randallstown went on an 8-0 run to start the third quarter to tie. The Rams then took a 29-26 lead before Patterson responded with an 11-0 run and sealed the game with free throws down the stretch.

Koran Moore (four points, six rebounds, five blocks) and Tyquan Pointer (one point) rounded out the scoring for Patterson, which defeated Randallstown in the 2A North region final for the second straight year. It won 73-63 at Randallstown last year.

Patterson is the only school in the state to have won region titles in three different classifications in the last five years. It won in 4A in 2011, 3A in 2012 and 2A in 2014 and 2015.


Patterson beats Carver, 79-40, to advance to 2A North final

All 11 players scored for Patterson, which cruised to a 79-40 win over Carver in the 2A North Region Section I finals.

Earl Ross had eight points and eight rebounds.

Earl Ross had eight points and eight rebounds.

The Clippers (20-5) will host Randallstown at 5 p.m. on Monday for the 2A North championship and a spot at the Xfinity Center. Patterson is seeking its fourth region title in the last five years. It defeated Randallstown in last year’s 2A North region final.

Dereck Oliver led all scorers with 17 points and three assists. Gary Blackston finished with 14 points, eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks. As a team, Patterson assisted on 24 of its 28 made baskets.

The Clippers never trailed and were only tied once with Carver, at 2-2. They then went on a 13-0 run and the lead only built from there. They went into the half leading 45-21 and the lead ballooned to as many as 41 points.

Tyquan Pointer chipped in 12 points, four assists and four steals; Earl Ross had eight points and eight rebounds; Demetrich Williams had eight points, four rebounds and three steals; G’Waun Williams had five points and two assists; and Koran Moore had four points, seven rebounds, four blocks and two assists.

Other scorers included Christion Adams (four points, four rebounds), Richard Hibbert (three points, three rebounds, three assists), and Tyriek Clark, who scored his first point on the season.

Patterson forced Carver into 27 turnovers and held it to 31.4 percent shooting from the field.

Admission for Monday’s game is $5. Activity cards are not accepted. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the game is expected to sell out.



Patterson defeats Dunbar, 58-43, in 2A playoffs

For the third time in as many meetings this season, Patterson broke open a close game after halftime to defeat Dunbar, this time defeating the Poets 58-43 in the 2A North Section I semifinals.

Dereck Oliver finished with 23 points and 5 assists.

Dereck Oliver finished with 23 points and 5 assists.

With the win, the Clippers (19-5) advance to the 2A North Section I finals against Carver, which beat Western Tech on Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. on Friday at Patterson.

The Clippers led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but Dunbar went on a run to cut Patterson’s lead to 24-17 at halftime. After the break, though, it was all Clippers. By the end of the third quarter they built a 16-point lead that never dipped into single digits the rest of the way.

It is the second straight year Patterson has ended Dunbar’s season in the playoffs and the win was the fifth straight against the Poets.

Dereck Oliver led all scorers with 23 points and added five assists, three rebounds and two steals. Tyquan Pointer finished with 12 points — knocking down four 3-pointers — and added two rebounds and an assist.

Gary Blackston added eight points and 10 rebounds, Demetrich Williams had six points and six rebounds, and Richard Hibbert had five points and seven rebounds. Earl Ross (two points, two steals) and Koran Moore (two points, three rebounds, three blocks) rounded out the scoring for Patterson.

The Clippers forced 15 turnovers and held Dunbar to 30.2 percent shooting from the field.