Against the Diablos, San Clemente had to struggle through foul trouble that kept its starting front court, Luke Melby and Michael Moran, on the sideline much of the first half. Kai Nguyen stepped in to provide key rebounds in the second quarter to keep the game close. Mission Viejo led 24-21 at halftime. It was 32-31 in favor of the Diablos at the end of three. The Triton Soph trailed by as many as five points in the fourth before closing in to set up the late-game heroics.
Moran was the only San Clemente player in double figures with 10 points. From there, the team go offensive balance with Kai Hadsall scoring eight; Matt Kerr and Jimmy Varos, seven each; Trevor Ankrom and Luke Melby, six each; and Kai Nguyen and Tyler Hickey, two each.