San Clemente scored 31 points in the fourth quarter, compared to only 27 in the first three periods. For most of the game, the team struggled against Woodbridge's full-court pressure and zone defense.
With Woodbridge going to its reserves to start the fourth, the Tritons managed to cut the lead in half, forcing the Warriors to bring their starters back. That didn't matter. San Clemente kept the rally going, but ran out of time.
This sets up an interesting rematch on Tuesday at San Clemente when the Warriors return for a non-conference game. Can the Tritons keep the momentum and prove the first three quarters on Friday were a fluke?
During the remarkable fourth-quarter run, point guard Blake Birmingham scored 14 of his team-high 19 points. This included five three pointers, four of them in the fourth.
Other Tritons in double figures were Joey Spurgeon with 13 (5 in the fourth quarter) and James VanGinkel with 10 (four in the fourth). Ricardo Ashe scored all five of his points in the fourth.
Other scorers were Kurt Crapo, Chris DeGrazia and Daniel Mircheff with 3 each and Isaac Rex with 2.