The Patriots hammered Devon Prep, 66-47, in a Southern Chester County League game on the winners' floor.

Three Great Valley players reached double figures as the Patriots led from the outset. Ryan Power turned in 17 points and 11 rebounds while Donte Woody scored 16 off the bench and point guard Malcolm Weaver dropped 12 along with his usual steady floor game.

The Patriots (2-1 SCCL, 5-3 overall) built a 16-7 lead in the first period and stretched the margin to 34-17 by halftime.

Joe Heavey (17) and Dan Heavey (10) led the Tide while Ryan Pauley, son of former Phoenixville and Lehigh University star Tom Pauley, had nine counters, including a pair of 3-point field goals.

"At times we moved the ball and passed the ball well," said Great Valley coach Jim Nolan. "But there is always room for improvement.

"We played defensively very hard in spurts. It was a league game, and defensively we had to shut them down with our man-to-man."

The Patriots limited the Tide to 37 percent shooting from the floor (20-for-54) while Great Valley shot 24-for-48 (50 percent). Devon Prep also committed 12 of its 18 turnovers in the first half.

Great Valley worked the ball inside well, shooting 12-for-20 at the foul line, and buried six treys to boot. Devon Prep shot 3-for-10 at the foul line with four triples.

Power scored 13 points with a pair of treys in the first half and Woody netted 10 in the second quarter.

"Donte converted inside," Nolan said. "He was a presence when he finished and you see what we do."

Great Valley's 10-0 run broke a 2-2 tie to start the game and gave the Patriots a 12-2 lead with 4:03 remaining in the stanza. Power converted a pass from Brian Friis, and Friis drilled a trey off an assist by Weaver. Power drained a three from the right corner and Shane Stackhouse made a layup off a steal and pass from Weaver.

"We kind of let up in the fourth quarter," Weaver said. "Whenever it seemed to get close, we always battled back. We started the game with a lot of penetration. Coach wanted us to make sure we passed the ball and hit open shots. We have to build on where we are at."

Power dropped 11 points in the first period with two triples.

"We had a lot of players step up tonight," Power said. "I try to mix it up for an overall game instead of just shooting. We made good passes to people for opportunities."

"Last year people thought he (Power) was just a shooter," Weaver said. "But he is showing he has a post-up game, too."

Woody worked the baseline, and when shots were not there underneath, he was able to get the ball back out.

"We expanded their zone and kicked the ball out," Woody said. "We are starting to jell."

Great Valley carried a 43-26 lead into the final eight minutes after each squad collected nine points in the third quarter.

Dan Tartaglio delivered eight points off the bench with two treys. Tartaglio, Woody and Weaver each added five rebounds.

Dave Collins retrieved nine boards for the Tide.

The Patriots host Upper Merion in a 3:30 p.m. game today.

"We have 17 games in 38 days starting from this past Monday," Nolan said.

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