Boys basketball team wins regional championship
Republished with permission from http://pattersonbasketball.com
The Patterson Clippers are headed back to Comcast Center.
Four players scored in double figures as Patterson defeated Randallstown on its home floor, 73-63, to win the 2A North region.
The Clippers (21-4) are region champs for the third time in four years. In 2011, they advanced to the 4A title game and in 2012 they won the 3A state title. Patterson will face 2A South region champion Potomac on Friday at 9 p.m. at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center.
Kwynten Brooks led the Clippers with 17 points and chipped in five rebounds. He went 11 of 12 from the free throw line. Dereck Oliver had 16 points; Dawan Bass had 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals; and Rysheed Corbin had 14 points, all but two coming at the free throw line. He also added five assists.
As a team, Patterson shot 36 of 50 from the free throw line.
Randallstown led by as many as nine points in the first quarter and went into half up 30-28. But Patterson retook the lead in the third quarter and led 54-40 before Randallstown made a final push.
In all, every player who entered the game for Patterson scored. Desmond Brown had four points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots; Fortune Okigweh had four points, five rebounds and two blocks; Daquan Jones had three points; Christion Adams had two points; and Tyquan Pointer had one point.
The Clippers outrebounded Randallstown 39-26 en route to their decisive victory.