High school basketball Games to Watch Jan. 17-Jan. 22 [Pictures]
Baltimore Sun reporter Glenn Graham picks the girls and boys high school basketball games to watch between Jan. 17, 2013 and Jan. 22, 2013.
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Game of the Week: No. 12 Lake Clifton (9-1) at No. 3 Patterson (12-0)( January 16, 2014 )
When: Friday, 5:15 p.m.
Patterson: Rysheed Corbin, Sr., G; Dereck Oliver, Jr., G; Kwynten Brooks, Sr., G
Lake Clifton: Elijah Kess, Sr., G; Stephon Brown, Sr., G; Derrick Green, Jr., F
KEYS TO VICTORY
The visiting Lakers have enjoyed early success with strong guard play led by Kess, sound team defense, smart execution on offense and sharing the rebounding load.
All of that must continue Friday to win at Patterson.
The Clippers have a deep roster with a dynamic guard trio in Corbin, Oliver and Brooks to go with some quality size up front led by 6-foot-8 center Emerson Atkins.
Staying under control in the big-game atmosphere will be important for the Clippers, who also will look to take advantage of their bigger size.
Expect a highly-competitive game that won¿t be decided until the fourth quarter. Which team makes better use of possessions late in the game should win.