JV has two scorers in double digits to pull out a WIN over Aliso Niguel at home 48-47. Marshall and Smetona each score 14 points to lead all scorers and secure a much needed win. SC out scored Aliso 18-10 in the first period but was only able to score 2 points in the second, which lead them heading in to the half down by 3 points. With Aliso in foul trouble most of the fourth period SC was able to hold on to the lead and finish a close game at home. Aliso got lucky and hit a couple of last second 3's to tie the game up. With 2.7 sec left in the game Ihani was fouled and sent to the line where he hit one of his two free throws, "the game winner" which kept the game from going into OT... Marshall 14pts/5rbs, Smetona 14pts/3rbs, chin 6pts/2rbs, Ihani 5pts/0rbs, Ames 4pts/4rbs, Herbert 3pts/4rbs, Walker 2pts/2rbs
An exciting home game, where Anthony Smetona puts the team on his shoulders to led all scorers with 23 points in last night game against Tesoro. Smetona had a break out game last night and would not be denied as he drove paint to score for his team. The Triton's had strong defense in the paint and great rebounding but Tesoro offence was consistent throughout the night scoring 14 points in each of the four periods of play. Triton's had trailed by two points heading into the half but missed on several scoring opportunities early in the 3rd, only scoring 9 points in that period. Tesoro got into foul trouble midway through the fourth period but the Triton's failed to capitalize on that opportunity. Triton's fall to Tesoro 51-56 in a game that came down to the wire. Smetona 23pts/4rbs, Marshall 11pts/9rbs, Young 5pts/2rbs, Ihani 4pts/0rbs, Herbert 3pts/1rbs, Walker 2pts/12rbs, Ames 2pts/6rbs, Medrano 1pt/0rbs
The Triton Sophomores visited the Aliso Niguel Wolverines Friday night in a league rematch. The first half showed no signs of a repeat runaway as the Tritons took a meager 1 point lead into halftime 24-23. San Clemente found their groove in the third quarter keeping Aliso to only 4 points while rattling the iron for 17 taking a comfortable 41-27 lead into the fourth quarter. The Tritons hold off the Wolverines 52-37. Nate Gerkin was the leading scorer with 14 points and was the only Triton in double figures. Contributing to the win were: Ashe 9, Selby 8, Harris 6, Monshietehadi 4, O'Connor 3, Gibbons 2, Carlin 2, Tomlinson 2, Sherrell 2
The Triton Varsity got a big win in a crucial league matchup Friday Night on their home court. Sending the visiting Wolverines back to their pack in the league standings. While the Tritons took over sole possession of first place in the South Coast League with a 4-1 record. Both teams were pumped up for this game. The Tritons came out strong and had a large double digit lead going into the second half. The Wolverines bit back with a strong third quarter outscoring San Clemente 22-8. Chris Kane came off the bench and had a huge all around game for the Tritons. The Wolverines scratched and clawed their way back. However, they were denied victory by the Triton defense as time expired. This win gives the Varsity sole possession of first place in the South Coast League. Please come and support this team. Next game is Wednesday 7pm at Trabuco Hills. The Tritons Leading Scorer was Chris Kane 15, Birmingham 13, Nemeth 6, Crapo 5, Medrano 5, Moran 4, Rex 2.
The San Clemente Triton Sophomores visited the Tesoro Titans Wednesday night for the first of their league matchups. San Clemente held Tesoro to only two points in the first quarter and eight in the second for a stingy ten points. The Tritons took advantage of success outside of the paint going into halftime with a 29-10 lead. That momentum carried into the second half and was enough for the win as the Tritons take down Tesoro 53-38. Rian Harris lead all scorers with 15 and was the only Triton in double figures. Additional scoring provided by: Tomlinson 7, Gerkin 6, Sherrell 6, Carlin 5, Shelby 4, Gibbons 3, Monshietehadi 3, Ashe 2, Butts 2
The Triton Freshman fight their way back but fall short in loss. San Clemente’s scoring leader Luke Powell 17, Egbert 16, Herrod 5, Regalado 5, Hollibaugh 4, King 2, Rex 1.
The San Clemente Freshman struggle to score in the second half, shooting only 29.2% for the game. This Triton team also struggled with costly turnovers. Aliso Niguel was able to capitalize with easy baskets off of those turnovers. Leading scorer Brennan Garff 12, Colbert 9, Torticill 9, Donham 6, Anawalt 3, Cadoff 2.
San Clemente gave Dana Hills more than they could handle when they visited Dana Point on Saturday evening. Both the Triton offense and defense seemed to be working as San Clemente took the first quarter 17-11 then pinned the Dolphins down to only 3 points in the second and went into half time leading 34-14. There was no looking back. The sophs continued to roll, riding the Dolphins to a 63-33 win. Ethan Sherrell was the leading scorer for the night and the only Triton in double figures with 10 points. In all, 12 players got on the books. Additional points were provided by: Tomlinson 8, Gerkin 8, Hamro 6, Harris 5, Gibbons 5, O'Connor 5, Selby 5, Ashe 4, Monshietehadi 4, Butts 2, Glasgow 1
JV had held Dan Hills to 1 point in the first period and only 3 points in the 3rd period. Everyone had played in this game as the entire team had a chance to score a couple of points. JV looks to get back into form for upcoming games this week. Chin 8pts/1rbs, Walker 7pts/11rbs, Ames 7pts/2rbs, Marshal 6pts/5rbs, Herbert 5pts/1rbs, Smetona 4pts/2rbs, Ihani 4pts/0rbs, Young 3pts/3rbs, Lewis 2pts/6rbs, Lee 2pts/0rbs, Medrano 1pts/0rbs,
San Clemente faced down a challenge from El Toro Wednesday night as they hosted the Chargers in their first league match up. As has been the case in most, if not all, of the soph's games, the first quarter was tight with San Clemente taking a 1 point 15-14 lead into the second quarter where they were able to hold the Chargers to only 6 points. They led 31-20 at halftime. That second quarter surge was the difference as the rest of the game was pretty even. San Clemente brings in another league win 57-44. Nate Gerkin was the high scorer with 13 points. Caleb Carlin and Kian Monshietehadi were the other Tritons in double figures, each with 10. Additional scoring was supplied by: Selby 9, Harris 6, Tomlinson 6, Ashe 3
In a relatively low scoring game JV can't seem to find its rhythm. JV started out with sloppy play in the first, but was able to smooth things out late in the second and ended up with a 6 point lead at the half. El Toro came out hard in the 3rd out scoring SC 15-7 and taking the lead heading into the fourth. SC struggled back late in the fourth, to within 2 points, with time running out SC was unable to close the gap as time expired, SC let's one slip through their fingers and losses to El Toro 43-45. JV in now 1-2 in league and 17-3 for the season. Ihani 9pts/3rbs, Marshall 8pts/7rbs, Smetona 8pts/6rbs, Chin 7pts/0rbs, Herbert 3pts/2rbs, Walker 2pts/12rbs, Medrano 2pts/1rbs, Egbert 2pts/1rbs, Lewis 1pt/1rb, Young 1pt/2rbs
The Triton JV Squad are now 17-2 and 1-1 in league play. In a game where San Clemente seemed to be ill prepared and had no game plan to address the Wolverines aggressive style of play. Aliso Niguel set the tone with their physicality, which led to multiple turnovers and easy buckets. The game got so out hand and the referees were not able or unwilling to control the physical play of the game. This led to an altercation at center court after a jump ball had occurred. ANHS entire bench entered the court to go after one of SC players. The referees had difficulty controlling the game and allowed foul after foul to occur until the altercation. San Clemente will face ANHS on their home court in two weeks, hopefully with a better outcome. .... Medrano 12pts/3rbs, Ihani 12pts/0rbs, Herbert 5pts/2rbs, Marshall 4pts/4rbs, Young 3pts/5rbs, Walker 2pts/10rbs, Lewis 2pts/4rbs, lee 2pts/0rbs, Smetona 2pts/0rbs, Ames 1pt/3rbs.
The San Clemente Tritons came ready to play Friday night in a league game at Aliso Niguel. The Triton fans known as “Loud Crowd” came ready to play as well. The motivated Tritons jumped all over the Wolverines early in this game, ending the first quarter with a18-4 lead. The Tritons continued to push forward throughout this game leading most of the way. Aliso Niguel fought back in the fourth quarter and took a 55-54, and again with under three minutes remaining a 57-56 lead. The Tritons had their own 7-0 scoring run that would give the Tritons a 61-57 lead with 20 seconds remaining. After an Aliso foul, Blake Birmingham knocked down two free throws to seal the victory. Tough defense and timely scoring is getting to be the character of this team. Birmingham 25, Moran10, Rex 9, Medrano 9, Nemeth 6, Crapo 2.
Things didn't look good early in the Triton sophomore's second league game as they hosted the Aliso Niguel Wolverines Friday night. San Clemente kept it close but still trailed Aliso 15-10 after the first quarter. The sophs brought the weather inside for the second quarter and started making it rain. All but one basket for San Clemente in the second quarter came from behind the arc. Combined with an active defensive quarter, the Tritons tracked down the Wolverines and finished the half with a 24-19 lead. The sophs kept the momentum going in the second half successfully holding off Aliso for the win 52-40. Caleb Carlin was the leading scorer setting the nets on fire for a season high 20 points. Cole Selby and Nate Gerkin were the other Tritons in double figures with 14 and 11 respectively. Other contributions came from: Harris 5, Monshietehadi 2.
Turnovers cost the Triton Frosh in League play. The Triton turn the ball over 12-2 in loss. Leading scorer for San Clemente was Micah Regalado 11, Cuevas 9, Herrod 8, Hegewald 6, Brail 4, Rex 4, Harris 2, Garff 2.
Triton Frosh fight back in the second half make this a game down the stretch. Leading the Tritons in scoring was Caiden Donham 16, Torticill 11, Robertson 8, Colbert 7, Anawalt 5, Sambrano 4.
The Triton sophomores found themselves corralled once again by the Trabuco Hills Mustangs in their league opener Wednesday night. They managed to keep it close through the first quarter but it just wasn't their night as Trabuco pulled further and further away. Kian Monshietehadi was the lone Triton in double figures with 10 points. Other scoring: Selby 8, Sherrell 6, Harris 3, Gerkin 2, Ashe 1, O'Connor 1
As JV continues its march into the history books SC wins their league opener against Trabuco Hills. The Mustangs try to out muscle our Tritons but SC pushes back to continue their winning ways. With a now 17-1 record on the year and 1-0 in league. SC had out hustled and out rebounded those Mustangs form Trabuco Hills. The Tritons lead at the end of the first, at the half and when it counts most, at the end of the game with a 54-43 victory over Trabuco Hills. Smetona charges hard in the fourth to lead all scores with 11 points, 7 of which were clutch free throws to finish strong and continue their historic run. Max Marshall steps up with a "Double-Double" of his own. Strong defense and rebounding kept the Mustangs from scoring at critical moments of the game. JV continues to develop as a team, as player after player is called on to step up and show what they can do to help their team continue to win games. Smetona 11pts/4rbs, Marshall 10pts/11rbs, Medrano 9pts/, Walker 8pts/10rbs, Egbert 8pts/8rbs, Young 4pts/4rbs, Ames 4pts/3rbs, Herbert 5rbs
Leading score was Caiden Donham 17, Anawalt 16, Colbert 6, Sroka 4, Torticill 3, Sambrano 2, Robertson 1, Gellaty 1.
Scoring for San Clemete, Ragalado 11, Hollibaugh 10, Harrod 8, Garff 4, Hegewald 4, Harris 2, Rex 2, King 1.
Wow!!! What a Finish for Triton Varsity in League Home Opener. San Clemente Wins 52-51 Over Trabuco Hills
The Triton Varsity opened league play at home tonight against the Trabuco Hills Mustangs. The game was tied at 12 at the end of the first quarter. The Mustangs would make a run and take 27-23 lead at half. Trabuco would extend their lead entering the fourth quarter 41-34. The resilient Tritons dug deep with a never give up attitude, tough defense, and timely scoring to pull off the win. Again the game came down to the wire. Blake Birmingham and Isaac Rex each hit big three point shots to cut the Mustang lead to 1 point with 8.4 seconds remaining. Coach Popovich immediately calls a timeout so he can set up his defense. The Mustangs are taking the ball out of bounds under the Triton basket. The Mustangs pass the ball in and Kurt Crapo jumps the passing lane and gets the steal, he quickly tips it to Michael Moran for the game winning layup. San Clemente needs a final defensive stand with 4.2 seconds remaining, and they get it. The Mustangs missed the final shot on a long three with time expiring. This game was a heart stopper and a great league win. San Clemente 1-0 (league) will play away at Aliso Viejo 2-0 (league) this Friday Night. Scoring for the Tritons Moran 11, Birmingham 10, Rex 9, Kane 8, Medrano 8, Nemeth 5, Crapo 1.
Both teams came ready to play Friday night. The Tritons jumped out to a fast start leading by double digits in the first quarter in front of their home crowd. However, there was still a lot of game to be played. Troy fought back with pressure defense, Triton foul trouble, and missed shots. The Triton led 42-40 going into the fourth quarter. The Warriors controlled most of the final period leading by as many as 6 points. That is when with under a minute to play and the Tritons down by 5 points senior guard Blake Birmingham took over, he scored a basket and a foul shot to cut the Warrior lead to two points. Tritons forced a turnover and get the ball back into Birmingham’s hand, he drove to the left side of the key and absorbed the contact and was fouled by a Warriors big-man. The Birmingham shot rattled in to even the score at 56. With 3.9 seconds remaining in the game and Birmingham at the free-throw line with a chance to win the game in regulation. He calmly sank the free to put the Tritons up 57-56. The Warriors had one final chance to get the win, but the Triton defense got the "stop", to get the win. Birmingham 18, Moran 9, Crapo 7, Nemeth 6, Rex 6, Martino 5, Medrano 5, Kane1.
Hot shooting Freshamn shoot 13 for 18 from beyond the arc. The Tritons down in the first two periods 31-23. Coaches halftime encouragement lights the fire, as the youngest Tritons storm out of the lockerroom and outscore Laguna 24-4 in the third period and 15-8 in the Fourth.
League play will kick off next week and with only one loss on the season SC was looking to set the record straight and exact a little revenge on Troy High School, and that is exactly what they did. Starting out strong and continuing that strength the entire game SC rolls over Troy to a 71-51 victory. This was only the second time SC had played on their home court and they sent a clear message: "This Is Our House". Walker tallies up a "double- double" for the night and Robbie Young's swarming defense resulted in multiple turn overs and scoring opportunities for the team. The Tritons are now 16-1 on the season and 2-0 at home.......Walker 15pts/11rbs, Ihani 12pts/2, Egbert 11pts/7rbs, Herbert 7pts/2rbs, Medrano 6pts/2rbs, Marshall 4pts/1rbs, Lee 4pts/2rbs, Young 4pts/3rbs, Ames 4pts/6rbs, Lewis 2pts/3rbs, Smetona 2pts/2rbs, Barbernell 3/rbs, Slaton 2rbs...
It wasn't pretty but the Triton Sophomores got it done Friday night as they visited Fullterton to take on the Troy Warriors. The Tritons kept pace with the Warriors throughout the first quarter, trailing by 2 15-13 going into the second. As is usually customary, San Clemente's defense limited Troy to only 7 points in the second quarter and went into half time with a 25-22 lead. The game was relatively quiet until the two teams exploded in the fourth, setting the nets on fire for a combined 37 points. Both teams sprinted to the finish but Caleb Carlin did his part to push the Tritons to the finish by scoring all of his 11 points in the fourth. Cole Selby returned to action and quietly led the scoring with 18 points. They were the only two in double figures as the Tritons held off a late run from the Warriors to win 57-50. Other scoring was provided by: Gerkin 9, Monshietehadi 6, Harris 4, Tomlinson 4, Sherrell 3, Glasgow 2.