San Clemente 56
El Toro 44
San Clemente JV Tritons hosted the El Toro Chargers Monday night in another league match-up. The old saying goes: "Offense wins games. Defense wins championships." Bad things tend to happen when you don't play defense. It looked like it was going to be another frustrating night for the Tritons as El Toro powered their way to a first quarter lead over San Clemente 17-15. For once, the Tritons managed to stay out of foul trouble, took it to the rim against the Chargers and found themselves with multiple trips to the free throw line. Andrew Herbert, usually a rainmaker from outside, proved he was just as effective in the paint. Enough moments of defensive clarity allowed the Tritons to cage the Chargers for the remainder of game giving San Clemente the win over El Toro with a 56-44 final. Herbert, with only 1 three point shot, was still the leading scorer with 30 points. Micah Regalado stepped in and stepped up for 8. Other scoring was provided by Gerkin (6), Sherrell (4), Cuevas (4), Rex (2) and Ashe (2).