Against Mission Viejo, the Tritons built the lead to 16 at the half and 21 after three quarters, allowing reserves to help bring home the win. San Clemente played without starting guard Cade Griffin, who is battling a flare up of the back injury that kept him out of most pre-league action.
Four players were in double figures for the Tritons, led by Nick Crankshaw with 18 points. He also had a team-high nine assists and pulled down six rebounds. Also in double figures were Gage Shelmidine and Joe Mann with 13 each and Sam Darnold with 11. He recorded a double-double by pulling down a matching number of rebounds.
Additional San Clemente scoring came from Scott Herrod, six points; Vince Smetona, two; and James Paterson, one.