This time the Tritons (10-9, 2-1) led by a point after three periods, but fell behind by four with six minutes to play. The team closed out the game on a 17-6 run. And they had to do it without one of their key contributors, forward Aidan Butler, who had fouled out by then after some tough calls on the boards. Before his departure, he had 6 points and 10 rebounds.
Starting guards Dylan Hauser with 12 and Andrew Frohner with 11 led San Clemente scorers. Dillon Waikle added 9; Brad Ross, 8; Lukas Katsandris, 4; and Steven Depallens, 2.
The Triton Sophomores return to action at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when they travel to Tesoro for their final non-league game.