Patterson High boys’ basketball team kept on rolling Tuesday and Aquille Carr edged closer to a milestone. The top-ranked Clippers handled No. 17 Douglass, 86-66, in a Baltimore City Division I contest in west Baltimore.

Carr scored a game-high 31 points for Patterson (13-1 overall, 4-0 Division I). The diminutive 5-foot-6 comet now has 935 career points in less than two seasons. He stands 65 points shy of 1,000.

Myrek Lee Fowkles added 25 for Patterson. Senior guard Dwayne Brewer led Douglass (9-4, 1-4 Division I) with 17 points and Corey Saunders finished with 13.

The Clippers led by as many 22 points as they remained tied with No. 3 Dunbar and defending City league champ Edmondson for first in Division I. Patterson trailed 14-8 early Tuesday before closing the first quarter with a 13-4 for a 21-18 advantage.

Highlighted a pair of alley-oop dunks by Fowkles, Patterson pushed its lead to double-digits at 35-24 before settling for a 37-27 margin at halftime. The Ducks got to within 39-34 early in the third, but a 9-0 run, capped by a three-pointer by Ricky Meekins, put Patterson back in command, 48-34.

The Clippers have home league matches with Carver Vo-Tech (Friday) and Patterson (Feb. 1) before a first-place showdown with Dunbar at Morgan State University’s Hill Field Feb. 2. Douglass travels to No. 11 Lake Clifton Friday afternoon.


No. 1 Patterson 86, No. 17 Douglass 66
Patterson: Carr 31, Goines 12, Meekins 3, Fowkles 25, Woodard 6, Williams 6, Carter 2, Marshall 2. Totals: 31 17-29 86.
Douglass: Brewer 17, Venney 12, Williams 3, Smith 8, Saunder 13, Sims 6, Johnson 2, McNair 5. Totals: 23 15-24 66.
Halftime: Patterson 37, Douglass 27