PINSON — Talk about finishing with a flourish.
After battling back and forth with John Carroll Catholic with just a two-point lead to show for it after three quarters, Pinson Valley turned up the gas to outscore the Cavaliers 30-8 in the final period, on the way to a 79-59 win in boys basketball play Friday.
Zach Jackson had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Donevan Waldrop contributed 19 points and eight assists for the Indians.
Mitchell Byrd led the Cavs (4-8) with 20 points, and Jack Meineke added 17.
The Tribe (7-6) plays next in the Albertville Civitan Christmas Tournament, beginning on Thursday.