The Church, the Orthodox Church adheres to the teaching of St Basil. He is recognized as a Father of the Church because He remained within the faith of the generations before Him.

And because he put scripture above the tradition of the Fathers?

We are not content simply because this is the tradition of the Fathers. What is important is that the Fathers followed the meaning of the Scripture.
St. Basil the Great (On the Holy Spirit, Chapter 7, par. 16)