The Tritons squandered a six-point lead late in the first half, and wound up trailing 32-31 at the intermission. Coming out of the locker room with full court presses and half-court traps on defense, San Clemente took control of the game in the third, outscoring the Chargers 17-9. The fourth quarter was played even, with El Toro fouling late in hopes the Tritons would miss their free throws.
Joining Birmingham in double figures was Jake Cameron with 12. Evan Banks and Aidan Butler each had four; Joey Spurgeon, three; Isaac Rex, two; and Roberto Medrano, one.
San Clemente returns to action at 3 p.m. Monday when it hosts Corona del Mar in a special 3 p.m. matinee.