"I was hoping there was more to come after this," Garrand said about the first three. " I was hoping for the best."
Kari Dominic and Kayla Dragoon added two points apiece for the Cougars, who relied on strong defense to keep Saranac scoring threat Bowman at 15 points.
"I know that we played good defense and we tried to limit Megan to as few points as we could," Lambert said. "You can't hold her down but we did the best that we could."
Linder added seven points for the Chiefs, while Becka Horton and Alisha Ducatte added five points, Katie Gates scored four points and Morgan Maye scored three points.
After the game, Lambert said that the team would take a day to soak it all in before getting back into the gym for some conditioning.
"I'll give them the day off tomorrow, then get back to our regular routine and keep them in shape," he said. "Our whole thing is to run and the faster we can go the better that is."
Lady Patriots fall
The shots were there, they just wouldn't fall.
That was the problem facing Alexis Coolidge and her teammates as the AuSable Valley Lady Patriots dropped a 56-40 loss in the Section VII/Class B finals to the Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars.
"We were very tentative offensively," coach Roger Long said after the game. "We got shots, but we really didn't execute our sets. We Didn't make the right reads, and that would turn into turnovers. When we made the right decision and had the opportunity, we didn't finish."
Coolidge, who finished the game with 11 points, was unable to connect on a field goal until the 6:50 mark of the third period. While she was able to hit several shots after that, it was a case of too late for the team.