The Triton Varsity woes continue in a low scoring game where they only score four points in the final period. All four of those points would come from the free throw line. The Tritons again lead this game going into the fourth period 32-27. However, they could not get the ball through the basket on any of their field goal attempts. The four points were not enough to hang on for the win. The leading scorer for San Clemente was Blake Birmingham 10, Moran 7, Medrano 6, Crapo 5, Rex 2, Cane 2, Baggs 2, Varos 2.
Your SC Triton's Win their second tournament of the season and take 1st place in the Dana Hills Tournament defeating the host team 50-39. SC out scored and out rebounded Dana to a smooth victory. With a perfect mix of high energetic defense from the likes of Fletcher Ames and Andrew Herbert to the smooth clutch free throws from Mario Medrano and dominate rebounding by the twin towers Marshall and Walker, SC rolls on to Victory once again. SC moves it's overall record to 14-1 for the year and now they look for vengeance next week against the only team that they have lost to this year,Troy. On their first meeting with Troy SC did not have their full roster, but, that has changed, with Walker, Egbert and Lewis back on the team. Their expectations are high. See you there next week for an exciting game January 6th, when SC host Troy at home... Walker 14pts/9rbs, Medrano 8pts/1rb, Marshall 6pts/10rbs, Ihani 6pts/2rbs, Herbert 6pts/7rbs, Smetona 4pts/1rb, Ames 3pts/7rbs, Egbert 5pts/2rbs, Young 1pts/1rb.
When you only have 8 points in your best quarter and your high scorer for the game has 4 points that's a recipe for something not so good. The Triton Sophomores faced off against the Trabuco Hills Mustangs on Wednesday night in a game that the team would like to put behind them. After the loss of guard Kian Monshietehadi early in the game the Tritons struggled to get any kind of offense going scoring no more than 8 points in any quarter. San Clemente falls to Trabuco Hills 46-22. Scoring in the game was: Carlin 4, Tomlinson 4, Sherrell 3, Harris 2, Gibbons 2, Gerkin 2, Butts 2, Melby 2, Ashe 1.
Varsity Struggle to Score Down the Stretch, Let One Slip Away Against Notre Dame (Riverside) in Semi’s 51-47
In what was probably the best team the Triton Varsity Team has faced year to date, they couldn’t hold on to the 5 point lead with under two minutes remaining in the contest. Notre Dame was quick, athletic and had multiple players who hit multiple three point shots. This was still our game to win, however, our shots just wouldn’t drop down the stretch in a tough loss. The Triton Varsity will play for Third place tonight at 6 pm in the Tustin Tournament at the “Barn”. Leading the Tritons in Scoring was Isaac Rex 21, Birmingham 8, Medrano 6, Baggs 3, Kane 3, Moran 2, Crapo 2, Nemeth 2.
Last night coach Oscar "Coach Mont" Montecinos, Orchestrated a symphony on the basketball court utilizing his player's talents, skills and grit guiding the team along a path to victory. The Triton's pierced through the Lion's defense to another win 56-41 over JSerra. SC kept the Lions on their heals most of the game as the Triton keep on rolling, to yet another tournament championship game. Ihani 17pts, Walker 15pts/8rbs, Smetona 7pts/2rbs, Egbert 7pts/1rbs, Ames 3pts/4rbs, Marshall 2pts/2rbs, Young 2pts/3rbs, Lee 2pts/ Barbernell 1pt/3rbs.
Championship game SC vs. El Toro, tonight 12/29/2016 Dana Hills High School, tip off 7:00 pm
Coaches will tell you that every good team will have a player who will step up and make a difference when it is needed, on this night there were two who heard that call. Andrew Herbert and Zeeshan "Z" Ihani with a combine score of 25 points, 13 and 12 respectively the duo lead the scoring for SC and made that difference. Herbert brings home a double-double for his nights efforts. SC keeps rolling and adds another "W" to the win column with a 46-37 victory over Capo. This was a hard fought game against a stubborn Capo defense who had pressed most of the game. On this night Capo learned that a "Triton" has more than just one sharp edge to it. SC moves on to play JSerra tonight at 5:45 at Dana Hills High School. Herbert 13pts/12rbs, Ihani 12pts/1rb, Marshall 7pts/7rbs, Medrano 4pts, Smetona 4pts, Walker 4pts/11rbs, Young 2pts/3rbs.
After a stinging loss not too long ago the Triton Sophomores got a chance at a rematch against the St. Margaret's Tartans on Tuesday afternoon. Both teams forgot how to shoot inside the arc early on as the first 15 points of the game rained from long range. The Tritons jumped out to a 21-13 lead after the first quarter. Then the Tartans started shooting. From the foul line. Again. And Again. And again. The repeated stoppage in time took San Clemente out of its rhythm and resulted in a 22-6 quarter in favor of the Tartans leaving the Tritons trailing at half time 35-27. Coach Schefter wanted to ratchet up the pressure at the beginning of the third quarter. Miguel Ashe tried to ignite a spark with a couple of steals and a quick 4 points to bring San Clemente to within 4. The Tritons were able to hold St. Margaret's to 10 points but were still trailing 45-40 going into the fourth quarter. They don't call it a "free throw" for nothing. The Tartans continued to make their way to the free throw line finishing with 24 attempts, compared to 4 for San Clemente. The rematch once again goes to the Tartans as San Clemente falls 59-52. Miguel Ashe lead all scorers with 14. Ethan Sherrell was the only other Triton in double figures with 11. Other points came from: Gerkin 8, Carlin 6, Monshietehadi 5, Gibbons 4, Tomlinson 4
Triton Varsity Spoils #1 Public School Maryknoll (HI) 57-43, Advances to Semi Final Game of the Tustin Tournament
In a highly competitive game, Tritons have a big fourth quarter to advance to the Semi Final game vs. Notre Dame(Riverside). With the score tied at half and Tritons up by 2 entering the fourth quarter, they outscore Maryknoll 18-5 in the final period en route to victory. Tritons were able to capitalize on the over aggressiveness and foul trouble of Maryknoll. Leading the Tritons in scoring was Blake Birmingham 19, Nemeth 12, Moran 11, Rex 7, Crapo 4, Medrano 4.
The Triton Frosh get 20 more field goal attempts than rival El Toro in the victory. Despite El Toro’s shooting 24 to 10 free throws, the Triton’s hold off the Chargers. Leading Scorer for San Clemente was Luke Powell 14, Harrod 11, Harris 5, Regalado 5, Hegewald 4, Cuevas 3, Garff 2, Sroka 2, Rex 2, Brail 2.
San Clemente's Sophomore Tritons faced off against the Capo Valley Cougars in their tournament opener at the Laguna Hills High School Sophomore Holiday Classic on Monday night. San Clemente spent most of the night trailing and chasing the Cougars while they racked up an unusually high personal foul count that worked against them late in the game. Tied after the first quarter and trailing by 4 at the half, the Sophs fought hard but were not quite able to close the gap. Trailing by 6 after three quarters, the Triton sophomores made one last push in the fourth. A clutch three point shot by Rian Harris with seconds to go brought the Tritons to within 3 but stopping the clock became too expensive as each foul sent Capo to the line for two shots. Unable to overcome Capo's 26 to 5 free throw attempt advantage, San Clemente takes their first loss of the tournament 54-50. The Tritons were led in scoring by Nate Gerkin with 10 points. Additional contributions in scoring came from :Sherrell 9, Harris, 6, Ashe 6, Tomlinson 6, Monshietehadi 6, Butts 4, Glasgow 3.
JV started out a little slow in the first half, they could not seem to get the flow of things going, ending the first half with a 2 point lead 28-26 over Dana. However the 3rd period was a different story with San Clemente rolling over Dana 24-4 in that period alone. San Clemente finishing up with a Win 61-38...a decisive win and having two Bigs, Josh Walker and Max Marshall on the court dose not hurt either. Walker lead all scorers with 15 points and 8 rebounds followed by Zeeshan Ihani with 11 points and 2 rebounds, Big Max Marshall adding 10 points and 5 rebounds. Medrano 6pt./ 1 rb, Ames 6pts/ 4rbs., Semntona 2 pts/3rbs., Young 2 pts./2rbs., Lee 2 pts./ 2rbs., Egbert 2 pts./ 2 rbs, Lewis 2pts./ 2rbs, Herbert 1pt./1rb
- In the first half, the Triton’s were firing on all cylinders. The Varsity squad was up by 30 at one point of this contest against the tournament host Tustin Tillers. The Game was played in their new $11 million “Barn” Arena. Also fresh in the Triton Players minds, was the loss to the Tillers in CIF playoffs two years ago. The Tillers are a good, and well coached team. The second half of this game was particularly sloppy for the Tritons which allowed Tustin back into the game. Tustin cutting the Tritons lead to 5 points with under two minutes remaining in the game. But the resilient Tritons held off Tustin’s fourth quarter surge, winning by 8 points. Michael Moran was the leading scorer for the Tritons with 20 points, Birmingham 18, Crapo 8, Medrano 6, Baggs 2, Rex 2, Nemeth 1.
The high powered Freshman team struggles to score in matchup against rival Mission Viejo. The Triton have only one player in double figures tonight. Micah Regalado lead the Tritons in scoring with 12 points, Harrod 9, Rex 7, Powell 6, Hollibough 5, Brail 4, Hegewald 3, Cuevas 1.
This was the first game of the Season where the Triton Varsity basketball team was at full strength with all Roster players available to play. Four of those players were key contributors on the State Championship Football Team. Twelve games into the season, the entire 2016-2017 Varsity team takes the floor and dominates in an easy win over Westminster. Our size was a key factor in this game. We were able to secure defensive rebounds, which ignited our fast break and easy baskets. Blake Birmingham lead the Tritons in scoring with 23, Moran 18, Rex 13, Medrano 11, Baggs 5, Nemeth 5, Varos 4, Nguyen 4, Crapo 2, Ashe 2, Mircheff 2, Martino 1.
The Triton Freshman pounce all over the Lions in an easy win. Jumping out to a 43-7 half time lead, the young Tritons proving they are a team that comes to compete every night. No Triton Player scored in double figures tonight. Leading the team in scoring was Regalado 9, Harrod 8, Brail 6, Sroka 6, Cuevas 5, Robertson 4, Hegewald 4, Torticill 4, Anawalt 3, Donham 3, Harris 2, Hollibough 2, King 2.
The Triton Sophomores got off to another slow start in their consolation game Saturday night as the Triton faced beach neighbor Dana Hills. After trailing at the end of the first quarter 13-7 the Sophs put the pedal down and raced out to a 24-16 lead at half time holding Dana to only 3 points in the second quarter. The second half was pretty even but it was enough to give the Triton another win on the season. The leading scorer for the night was Cole Selby with 16. Two other Triton, Ethan Sherrell with 15 and Kian Monshietehadi with 11, were the other Triton who made it to double figures. Additional points came from Nate Gerkin with 9 and George Glasgow with 6.
Congratulations to Blake Birmingham on being named All Tournament Team - Irvine World News Tournament
The Triton JV beat Tesoro to clinch Tournament Championship.
This game was closer than the final score appears. El Dorado came ready to play tonight on their home court. The Eagles were well prepared for the Triiton Varsity game plan tonight, they jumped our passing lanes and screens while attacking us on offense. This game was a one possession game with under two minutes remaining. However, that is as close as this game would be in the second win over El Dorado this year. Roberto Medrano with his season high 26 points, Birmingham 23, Egbert 6, Nemeth 4, Martino 4, Crapo 3, Varos 2.
Every available player scored tonight for Coach Smetona’s Squad. The high powered Triton’s get back on track and prove to be too much for JSerra to handle. San Clemente came ready to play, jumping out to a 26 to 8 first quarter lead. Cruising to an easy victory, the leading scorer was Berk Harris 12, Powell 11, Cuevas 8, Garff 8, Torticill 6, Harrod 6, Regalado 4, King 4, Hollibaugh 4, Brail 3, Donham 3, Sroka 2, Anawalt 2, Hegewald 1.
The San Clemente Sophomore Triton ran into the Long Beach Poly whirlwind Thursday night. Poly's swarming defense interrupted passing lanes, caused numerous turnovers and kept the Triton off the glass. Although the Triton were only down 10-7 at the end of the first period, San Clemente only managed to squeak out an anemic 4 points in the second as Poly took advantage of points in the paint and sent the Triton into halftime trailing 26-11. "Never give up. Never surrender." San Clemente, patient and composed as always, was able to stop the bleeding and started nibbling away at the Poly lead ending the third period trailing 31-19. A heroic effort from guard Kian Monshietehadi, who had 13 of the team's 17 points in the fourth period, gave the Triton fans, who braved the cold, rain and traffic to attend, something to cheer about but wasn't quite enough as Long Beach Poly closed the door on San Clemente's run and the Triton fell to Poly 40-36. Kian Monshietehadi was the leading Triton scorer for the night with 15 points. Also contributing points for the night were: Gerkin 8, Carlin 6, Selby 6, Melby 1.
After Northwood hit a 70-foot three-point shot to close out the third quarter to extend the lead to 47-35, it appeared that Northwood would run away with the win. However, with the effort of the senior lead group, the Tritons’ speed and defensive pressure again caused problems for their opponent and brought Northwood’s lead to a marginal three points late in the fourth quarter. After a Triton timeout, the Triton players pick up their defense in full court man pressure trying to create a turnover. In what appeared to be a Wolverine traveling violation, the questionable call goes Northwood’s way and in turn the lost opportunity to tie the game. A strong game tonight by Kurt Crapo with 11 first half points and finishing with 13. Brimingham 16, Medrano 8, Martino 7, Walker 5, Egbert 4, Varos 2.
San Clemente Sophs just couldn't shake the Foothill Knights in the first period of Wednesday night's game. Although the Triton were moving the ball well, Foothill's confidence was high. The Triton could only muster a three point lead finishing the first period leading 21-18. As has been characteristic of this team, the defense began to solidify throughout the second period, gradually eating away at the Knights' confidence. Foothill struggled to respond and slowly began to unravel, watching the Triton open up a 7 point lead at half time 39-32. A lull in the Triton offense was offset by continued defensive pressure and control of the glass. Coach Schefter's well-composed, patient team didn't get rattled when the third period came to a close. The Triton lead was cut to 5 with the score 49-44. Then it was all Triton. A couple of early baskets in the fourth quarter finally put the Knights away. The Triton Sophomores went on to shut out the Knights in the fourth period on the way to a twenty point victory 64-44. The Triton were led with 21 points from Cole Selby and a generous helping of 16 points from Nate Gerkin. Additional Triton points were contributed by: Tomlinson 6, Monshietehadi 6, Ashe 4, Glasgow 3, Sherrell 3, Hamrow 2, O'Connor 2, Butts 1.
Looking for a bounce back victory after last nights loss to a league rival. The Triton's let one slip away at the free throw line. Leading Scorer for the Tritons was Micah Regalado 13, Hegewald 12, Powell 11, Harris 9, Harrod 6, Sroka 4.
Until tonight, this year’s youngest Tritons have been the high flyers and scorers. They ran into a strong, well coached defensive team that held the Tritons to 11 first half points. The 30-11 halftime deficit was too much to overcome in the 50-38 loss to Tesoro. Regalado 10, Harrod 9, Powell 9, Cuevas 4, Harris 2, Hegewald 2, Garff 1, King 1.