Game of the Week: Patterson vs. Dunbar boys basketball

  • Aquille Carr, center, is averaging 30.4 points per game and 6.7 assists per game this season for top-ranked Patterson, which faces No. 8 Dunbar at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan State.
Aquille Carr, center, is averaging 30.4 points per game and… (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore…)
January 13, 2011|By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun

No. 1 Patterson (9-0) vs. No. 8 Dunbar (9-0)

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Morgan State

Coaches: Harry Martin, Patterson; Cyrus Jones, Dunbar

Key players to watch

Patterson: Aquille Carr, So., G (30.4 ppg, 6.7 apg); Myrek Lee Fowlkes, So., F (18.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg); Rickey Meekins, Sr., G (11 ppg)

Dunbar: Iakeem Alston, Jr., G (12.5 ppg); Evan Singletary, Jr., G; (10.6 ppg); Devonte Wallace, Sr., F (16.4 ppg)

Keys to victory

The key to victory for any Patterson opponent is controlling Carr, which has been easier said than done this season. The All-Metro standout averages 30 points and does so much more for the Clippers, who took over the No. 1 ranking in the area this week. The Poets' strength also can be found in the backcourt, which is led by Alston and Singletary. Coach Cyrus Jones said it will take a total team effort to limit Carr and that the Poets will try to slow down the game by playing a halfcourt offense. The Clippers have an improved supporting cast for Carr in his second season, also relying on Fowlkes, Meekins and Karrell Goines when opponents focus on Carr. While the Clippers have averaged 80 points per game, the Poets have allowed just 43 per contest. The game is the nightcap of a doubleheader at Morgan State, with No. 10 Lake Clifton taking on Digital Harbor at 5 p.m.

OTHER GAMES TO WATCH

Boys basketball

No. 7 Edmondson at No. 13 Douglass, Friday, 5:15 p.m.

River Hill at No. 9 Oakland Mills, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

No. 10 Lake Clifton vs. Digital Harbor at Morgan State, Tuesday, 5 p.m.

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