Against Dana, San Clemente fell behind midway through the first quarter and never seriously threatened after that, trailing by eight at the half. They fell behind by as many as 15 in the third, but managed to get the margin back to eight going into the final period. Unfortunately for the Tritons, they gave up a season-high 25 points in the quarter with the Chargers forging ahead by as many as 19 points before a couple of late San Clemente baskets.
The Triton loss squandered a career-high 18 points from junior forward Aidan Butler, who took advantage of Charger defenders not helping off of San Clemente's normally hot three-point shooters. The only other Triton player in double figures was junior guard Jake Cameron with 12 points. El Toro, on the other hand, had four players in double figures and six with more than eight points. One Charger scored 12 in the fourth quarter alone.
Now at 19-3 overall, 4-2 in league, the San Clemente junior varsity needs to win out to ensure at least a tie for the league title, while hoping for an unlikely El Toro loss to give it an outright championship.