That speed took even more of a toll. Ultimately four Orioles fouled out while Pike cashed in for 30 points out of 45 free-throw attempts.
The Red Devils really hit their stride in the fourth quarter as a seven-point lead at the quarter break (45-38) ballooned to 19 points (62-43) in just over four minutes.
Pike’s top three scorers — Taishaun Johnson, Jordan Pickett (16 points), and Turner (14 points) — all tallied most of their points after halftime. Johnson led all scorers with 22 points.
Avon’s top scorers — Conner Funkhouser (18 points) and Carter VanWanzeele (17 points) — got most of their points after the break, too, but some of those came after Pike had secured its lead in the final quarter. Senior Aaron Bode registered 11 points in his final game.
Young made one final take on his 2012-13 Orioles, a group that will lose seniors Bode, Jordan Rhodes, and Justin Hubbard.
“Our kids really competed, and it was a fun group to coach,” Young said. “Our seniors are straight A students and first-class kids. They were great role models, and I hope our underclassmen take note of their examples.”
Avon closed the year with a 10-12 record.