In the process, the Tritons seized control of the South Coast League championship race. They now have a two-game lead over formerly second-place Aliso Niguel, and face its new second-place team, El Toro, on Friday. A win will give San Clemente, at worst, a share of the league title. The Tritons are now 19-2, 4-1 in league.
The conclusive Triton scoring run stretched to 24-2, then 28-4 and more, as San Clemente turned what looked like a possible loss into a victorious rout. Over the final nine and a half minutes, the Tritons outscored Aliso 33-11.
Punctuating the Triton rally were five three-pointers from junior Jake Cameron, and three from sophomore Blake Birmingham, who led San Clemente scoring with 24. Cameron notched 17. Additional Triton scoring came from Aidan Butler, nine; Roberto Medrano, eight; Joey Spurgeon, five; and Roberto Ashe and James VanGinkel, two each.