By Steve Moore
You do not get any style points in basketball, all that matters are Ws and Ls.Thursday night at Great Valley, the host Patriots were unable to solve the shooting woes that have plagued them in the early going, but they had enough defense and grit to beat a game Sun Valley squad, 40-36, for a big Ches-Mont American Division victory that keeps Great Valley undefeated in league play.
The Patriots (3-0 Ches-Mont, 4-3 overall) never trailed in the game, but Sun Valley (0-3, 2-4) never seems to go away and the Vanguards were led by junior Vinny Dangelo, who led all scorers with 17 points. Great Valley held a 28-24 lead after three quarters, after the teams combined for only eight points quarter with bricks flying for both teams. Sun Valley also turned the ball over 14 times in the contest.
“It was not easy,” Great Valley coach Paul Girone said. “Coming into the season we figured our strength was our outside shooting but we have not shot well yet this season. It is very baffling, but we have to figure it out.”