NORTH Devon suffered a heavy 81-52 loss to Taunton Revolution in their first home game of the Exeter and District Basketball League season. Some sloppy ball handling from the home side led to a number of turnovers, enabling Revolution to race to a 10 poin

North Devon suffered a heavy 81-52 loss to Taunton Revolution in their first home game of the Exeter and District Basketball League season.

Some sloppy ball handling from the home side led to a number of turnovers, enabling Revolution to race to a 10 point lead after only four minutes of play.

North Devon trailed 22-10 at the end of the first quarter, but stern words from coach Geoff Dobbs prompted a spirited second quarter and they trailed only 36-34 at half-time.

Tactical changes by Revolution then paid off, however and their bigger men started to dominate, building up an 18-points lead to take into the final quarter.

Although Steve Evans, making his home debt for North Devon, managed to score seven points against his former side, Taunton drew steadily further ahead.

North Devon scorers: Adam Gregory 12, Gareth Ellis 11, Carl Blair 10, Steve Evans 7, Graham Sloman 6 points, Craig Jones 4, Dave Sloman 2.

Rob Wrey anchored the defence and was awarded 'most valuable player',

Still searching for their first win, the team's next game is away to Nomads of Exeter on Sunday.