In fact, Canyon grew to lead to 49-20 at the half before the Tritons got any kind of consistent offense going. San Clemente outscored Canyon in both the third (18-10) and fourth (26-21) quarters, but it was way too little and too late.
Continuing to play without six regular, who are still playing football for the Tritons' CIF Finalists, as well as injured 2013-14 all-league honorable mention Cade Griffin, San Clemente leaned on three juniors for Wednesday's scoring. They got 15 from Gage Shelmidine, 12 from Jake Cameron and 10 from Dillon Waikle.
Sevens were wild for senior guard Nick Crankshaw, who had seven points, seven rebounds and seven assists. The rebound and assist totals were team highs. He also led the team in blocked shots with four.
Other Triton scoring came from Joe Mann with 6; James Patterson, 5; Tyler Voigt, 4; Scott Herrod, 3; and Vince Smetona, 2.
San Clemente returns to action in the Diablo Inferno Tournament at 7:30 p.m.Thursday against Woodbridge, which it coincidentally also plays in a non-tournament game on December 9.