San Clemente 59
Aliso Niguel 65
San Clemente JV went to visit the Aliso Niguel Wolverines on Wednesday night. From the opening tip the Wolverines made it clear that they were amped up and ready to give the Tritons some trouble. Like kids after a little too much sugar, Aliso swarmed San Clemente, running up and down the court, forcing turnovers and beating the Tritons on the boards. After being down 6 after the first quarter, the Tritons were down 27-19 at the half. Things didn't look much better after the third quarter with the Tritons down 41-31. San Clemente's pride kicked in during the fourth quarter and the Tritons managed to cut the lead to 2 down 49-47 with only seconds to go in regulation. After a timeout and with the ball San Clemente had a chance to tie the game and send it into overtime. A shot to tie the game bricked off the rim but Ethan Sherrell was there with the put-back to tie the game at the buzzer. The elation was temporary however as Aliso opened up a lead and San Clemente gave up 11 points from the foul line. The Tritons drop their second league game 65-59. Andrew Herbert led the scoring with 20. Ethan Sherrell dropped 17 and was the only other Triton in double figures. Other scoring was provided by Regalado (7), Herrod (6), Harris (3), Monshietehadi (2), Gerkin (2), Tomlinson (2).