The score was 10-7 after the first period, and 31-24 at the half. San Clemente blew the game open with a 22-13 third quarter to lead 53-37 going to the fourth. Scott Herrod with 13 and Cole Fotheringham with 11 were the other Tritons in double figures. Joe Mann added 9; Elijah Morris and Nick Crankshaw, 5 each; Cade Griffin, 4; and Vince Smetona, 2. Crankshaw coupled his points with his typical stat sheet-filling performance. He had team highs in rebounds, 8; assists, 8; and steals, 6. Miller tied for the team rebounding lead, and Fotheringham was right behind them with 7.
The Tritons return to action at 6:30 p.m. January 3 against Edison at El Toro in the North/South Challenge. Edison was ranked 12th in last week's Orange County Register poll.