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Boys basketball Game of the Week: No. 3 Patterson (9-0) at No. 11 Dunbar (6-1)

When: Friday, 5:15 p.m.

KEY PLAYERS

Patterson: Rysheed Corbin, Sr., G; Dereck Oliver, Jr., G; Kwynten Brooks, Sr., G

Dunbar: Keandre Gibson, Sr., G; Trevis Buchanon, Sr., C; Keshawn Hampton, Sr., G

KEYS TO VICTORY

Whichever team can consistently control the tempo will go a long way toward winning this game.

In their 9-0 start, the Clippers have averaged 75 points with fine guard play leading to fast scores. Patterson coach Harry Martin said scoring 70 or more points again would be important for his team.

The Poets will have to limit the Clippers' guards, with Gibson and Hampton more than capable. They also will lean on strong inside play from Buchanon in the half-court to potentially slow the game down if needed.

The Poets have counted on role players and played well as a team this season; coach Cyrus Jones said that must continue on Friday.

OTHER GAMES TO WATCH

Boys basketball

No. 12 Randallstown at No. 13 New Town, Friday, 5:15 p.m.

No. 10 John Carroll at No. 8 Calvert Hall, Monday, 7 p.m.

No. 11 Dunbar at No. 6 Edmondson, Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.

No. 1 City at No. 14 Lake Clifton, Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.

Girls basketball

No. 6 St. Frances at No. 2 Roland Park, Friday, 4 p.m.

No. 12 Seton Keough at No. 7 St. Vincent Pallotti, Monday, 4 p.m.

No. 11 Old Mill at No. 15 Severna Park, Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.

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