While the Tritons outscored the Dolphins in every quarter but the third, which San Clemente lost 10-9, San Clemente was never able to put a sustained run together that would have given it a comfortable cushion. During the second quarter, the Tritons did go up by as much as 12, but hot Dana Hills three-point shooting helped the Dolphins cut the margin to only nine at the half.
The Tritons, normally very good three-point shooters themselves, struggled from long range. In fact, the only San Clemente player hot from the arc was junior Jake Cameron, who put up a team-high 17 points on four-of-six three-point shooting. On the other end of the court, the Dolphins made seven threes and were led by guard Troy Brown, who put up a game-high 28 points.
Other San Clemente scoring came from Blake Birmingham and Roberto Medrano, six each; Isaac Rex, five; Evan Banks, four; Joey Spurgeon and James VanGinkel, three each; and Ricardo Ashe, Aidan Butler, Chris Kane and Daniel Mircheff, two each.