“It is our first conference championship in boys basketball since 2004 in the Lakeland Conference,” Coloma coach Paul Marfia said. “We will celebrate it and enjoy it this weekend, but be ready to come back to work on Monday and continue on our journey of doing our best by getting better every day.”
Coloma (11-0 SAC Lakeshore, 16-1) led 27-17 at halftime, then pulled away with a 22-7 third quarter. The Comets have had a busy week, defeating rival Watervliet on Monday and suffering their first loss at Benton Harbor on Wednesday.
“This was a grind-it-out, ugly game that took some guts from our kids,” Marfia said. “Saugatuck really tightened the defense in the second quarter and we played with tired legs. We had no energy and that is what makes our defense run.”
Zach Goodline led Coloma with 29 points. Phillip Caldwell and Robbie Schroeder scored eight apiece.
Teague Tiemeyer scored 16 to lead Saugatuck (4-6, 5-11).