San Clemente's frosh found themselves in the unique situation of playing at home as the visiting team in someone else's tournament, with San Clemente having been adopted as an auxiliary venue for neighboring Dana Hills' tournament.
Further, the Tritons opened in a second-round game, having received a first-round bye in the tourney. Mission Viejo had advanced by defeating Laguna Hills in the first round.
But the details didn't matter, as San Clemente scored early and often. Isaac Rex led the scoring with 15, and was one of three Tritons in double figures. Blake Birmingham had 12 and James VanGinkel 10.
It should be noted the frosh believed they might be starting the season without their starting point guard, Birmingham, who had been projected to be out of action until January with an arm injury. He obviously healed quickly to get back in the action.
Rounding out the frosh scoring were Chris DeGrazia and Daniel Mircheff with 7 each; Joey Spurgeon, 6; Kurt Crapo, 5; Jimmy Varos, 3; Ricardo Ashe, 2; and Hunter Knights, 1.