Boys basketball team defeats Digital Harbor, 65-53

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Three players scored in double figures as Patterson won its third game in a row with a 65-53 victory at Digital Harbor.

Sophomore guard Dereck Oliver (20 points), junior guard Kwynten Brooks (19 points) and junior guard Dawan Bass (11 points) led the way for the Clippers (13-4), who held a comfortable lead for much of the game.

Thanks to a strong shooting effort — 21 of 45 (47 percent) from the field and 8 of 15 (53 percent) from 3-point range — Patterson built a 35-20 lead at halftime Digital Harbor never got within less than eight points the rest of the way.

Oliver, who added six assists and three rebounds, has averaged 26.7 points over the last three games. Brooks added a season-high nine steals and chipped in four assists and four rebounds in the win. The team had 19 steals and forced into five other turnovers. The Clippers also held it to 38 percent from the field and 2 of 12 (17 percent) from 3-point range.

Patterson also got contributions from senior guard Devante Conyers (eight points, three steals, three rebounds) and its frontcourt, which combined for 10 blocked shots. Freshman Desmond Brown had four, senior Eric Woods had three, junior Michael Straham had two and senior Anthony Dandridge had one.

Patterson is back in action on Friday when it hosts City.

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