The San Clemente Tritons came ready to play Friday night in a league game at Aliso Niguel. The Triton fans known as “Loud Crowd” came ready to play as well. The motivated Tritons jumped all over the Wolverines early in this game, ending the first quarter with a18-4 lead. The Tritons continued to push forward throughout this game leading most of the way. Aliso Niguel fought back in the fourth quarter and took a 55-54, and again with under three minutes remaining a 57-56 lead. The Tritons had their own 7-0 scoring run that would give the Tritons a 61-57 lead with 20 seconds remaining. After an Aliso foul, Blake Birmingham knocked down two free throws to seal the victory. Tough defense and timely scoring is getting to be the character of this team. Birmingham 25, Moran10, Rex 9, Medrano 9, Nemeth 6, Crapo 2.
Things didn't look good early in the Triton sophomore's second league game as they hosted the Aliso Niguel Wolverines Friday night. San Clemente kept it close but still trailed Aliso 15-10 after the first quarter. The sophs brought the weather inside for the second quarter and started making it rain. All but one basket for San Clemente in the second quarter came from behind the arc. Combined with an active defensive quarter, the Tritons tracked down the Wolverines and finished the half with a 24-19 lead. The sophs kept the momentum going in the second half successfully holding off Aliso for the win 52-40. Caleb Carlin was the leading scorer setting the nets on fire for a season high 20 points. Cole Selby and Nate Gerkin were the other Tritons in double figures with 14 and 11 respectively. Other contributions came from: Harris 5, Monshietehadi 2.
Turnovers cost the Triton Frosh in League play. The Triton turn the ball over 12-2 in loss. Leading scorer for San Clemente was Micah Regalado 11, Cuevas 9, Herrod 8, Hegewald 6, Brail 4, Rex 4, Harris 2, Garff 2.
Triton Frosh fight back in the second half make this a game down the stretch. Leading the Tritons in scoring was Caiden Donham 16, Torticill 11, Robertson 8, Colbert 7, Anawalt 5, Sambrano 4.
The Triton sophomores found themselves corralled once again by the Trabuco Hills Mustangs in their league opener Wednesday night. They managed to keep it close through the first quarter but it just wasn't their night as Trabuco pulled further and further away. Kian Monshietehadi was the lone Triton in double figures with 10 points. Other scoring: Selby 8, Sherrell 6, Harris 3, Gerkin 2, Ashe 1, O'Connor 1
As JV continues its march into the history books SC wins their league opener against Trabuco Hills. The Mustangs try to out muscle our Tritons but SC pushes back to continue their winning ways. With a now 17-1 record on the year and 1-0 in league. SC had out hustled and out rebounded those Mustangs form Trabuco Hills. The Tritons lead at the end of the first, at the half and when it counts most, at the end of the game with a 54-43 victory over Trabuco Hills. Smetona charges hard in the fourth to lead all scores with 11 points, 7 of which were clutch free throws to finish strong and continue their historic run. Max Marshall steps up with a "Double-Double" of his own. Strong defense and rebounding kept the Mustangs from scoring at critical moments of the game. JV continues to develop as a team, as player after player is called on to step up and show what they can do to help their team continue to win games. Smetona 11pts/4rbs, Marshall 10pts/11rbs, Medrano 9pts/, Walker 8pts/10rbs, Egbert 8pts/8rbs, Young 4pts/4rbs, Ames 4pts/3rbs, Herbert 5rbs
Leading score was Caiden Donham 17, Anawalt 16, Colbert 6, Sroka 4, Torticill 3, Sambrano 2, Robertson 1, Gellaty 1.
Scoring for San Clemete, Ragalado 11, Hollibaugh 10, Harrod 8, Garff 4, Hegewald 4, Harris 2, Rex 2, King 1.
Wow!!! What a Finish for Triton Varsity in League Home Opener. San Clemente Wins 52-51 Over Trabuco Hills
The Triton Varsity opened league play at home tonight against the Trabuco Hills Mustangs. The game was tied at 12 at the end of the first quarter. The Mustangs would make a run and take 27-23 lead at half. Trabuco would extend their lead entering the fourth quarter 41-34. The resilient Tritons dug deep with a never give up attitude, tough defense, and timely scoring to pull off the win. Again the game came down to the wire. Blake Birmingham and Isaac Rex each hit big three point shots to cut the Mustang lead to 1 point with 8.4 seconds remaining. Coach Popovich immediately calls a timeout so he can set up his defense. The Mustangs are taking the ball out of bounds under the Triton basket. The Mustangs pass the ball in and Kurt Crapo jumps the passing lane and gets the steal, he quickly tips it to Michael Moran for the game winning layup. San Clemente needs a final defensive stand with 4.2 seconds remaining, and they get it. The Mustangs missed the final shot on a long three with time expiring. This game was a heart stopper and a great league win. San Clemente 1-0 (league) will play away at Aliso Viejo 2-0 (league) this Friday Night. Scoring for the Tritons Moran 11, Birmingham 10, Rex 9, Kane 8, Medrano 8, Nemeth 5, Crapo 1.
Both teams came ready to play Friday night. The Tritons jumped out to a fast start leading by double digits in the first quarter in front of their home crowd. However, there was still a lot of game to be played. Troy fought back with pressure defense, Triton foul trouble, and missed shots. The Triton led 42-40 going into the fourth quarter. The Warriors controlled most of the final period leading by as many as 6 points. That is when with under a minute to play and the Tritons down by 5 points senior guard Blake Birmingham took over, he scored a basket and a foul shot to cut the Warrior lead to two points. Tritons forced a turnover and get the ball back into Birmingham’s hand, he drove to the left side of the key and absorbed the contact and was fouled by a Warriors big-man. The Birmingham shot rattled in to even the score at 56. With 3.9 seconds remaining in the game and Birmingham at the free-throw line with a chance to win the game in regulation. He calmly sank the free to put the Tritons up 57-56. The Warriors had one final chance to get the win, but the Triton defense got the "stop", to get the win. Birmingham 18, Moran 9, Crapo 7, Nemeth 6, Rex 6, Martino 5, Medrano 5, Kane1.
Hot shooting Freshamn shoot 13 for 18 from beyond the arc. The Tritons down in the first two periods 31-23. Coaches halftime encouragement lights the fire, as the youngest Tritons storm out of the lockerroom and outscore Laguna 24-4 in the third period and 15-8 in the Fourth.
League play will kick off next week and with only one loss on the season SC was looking to set the record straight and exact a little revenge on Troy High School, and that is exactly what they did. Starting out strong and continuing that strength the entire game SC rolls over Troy to a 71-51 victory. This was only the second time SC had played on their home court and they sent a clear message: "This Is Our House". Walker tallies up a "double- double" for the night and Robbie Young's swarming defense resulted in multiple turn overs and scoring opportunities for the team. The Tritons are now 16-1 on the season and 2-0 at home.......Walker 15pts/11rbs, Ihani 12pts/2, Egbert 11pts/7rbs, Herbert 7pts/2rbs, Medrano 6pts/2rbs, Marshall 4pts/1rbs, Lee 4pts/2rbs, Young 4pts/3rbs, Ames 4pts/6rbs, Lewis 2pts/3rbs, Smetona 2pts/2rbs, Barbernell 3/rbs, Slaton 2rbs...
It wasn't pretty but the Triton Sophomores got it done Friday night as they visited Fullterton to take on the Troy Warriors. The Tritons kept pace with the Warriors throughout the first quarter, trailing by 2 15-13 going into the second. As is usually customary, San Clemente's defense limited Troy to only 7 points in the second quarter and went into half time with a 25-22 lead. The game was relatively quiet until the two teams exploded in the fourth, setting the nets on fire for a combined 37 points. Both teams sprinted to the finish but Caleb Carlin did his part to push the Tritons to the finish by scoring all of his 11 points in the fourth. Cole Selby returned to action and quietly led the scoring with 18 points. They were the only two in double figures as the Tritons held off a late run from the Warriors to win 57-50. Other scoring was provided by: Gerkin 9, Monshietehadi 6, Harris 4, Tomlinson 4, Sherrell 3, Glasgow 2.
San Clemente met the Aliso Niguel Wolverines on Friday night in the last of their pool play games for them in the Laguna Hills tournament. Even with a couple of players on vacation the Tritons kept it pretty even in the first half eventually taking a 27-24 lead into half time. The Sophs proceeded to be out scored 29-13 in the second half and finish winless in the tournament with a 53-40 loss. Scoring points for the game: Harris 6, Ashe 6, Hamro 6, Selby 6, O'Connor 5, Carlin 3, Gibbons 2, Butts2, Tomlinson 2, Glasgow 2.
The Triton Varsity woes continue in a low scoring game where they only score four points in the final period. All four of those points would come from the free throw line. The Tritons again lead this game going into the fourth period 32-27. However, they could not get the ball through the basket on any of their field goal attempts. The four points were not enough to hang on for the win. The leading scorer for San Clemente was Blake Birmingham 10, Moran 7, Medrano 6, Crapo 5, Rex 2, Cane 2, Baggs 2, Varos 2.
Your SC Triton's Win their second tournament of the season and take 1st place in the Dana Hills Tournament defeating the host team 50-39. SC out scored and out rebounded Dana to a smooth victory. With a perfect mix of high energetic defense from the likes of Fletcher Ames and Andrew Herbert to the smooth clutch free throws from Mario Medrano and dominate rebounding by the twin towers Marshall and Walker, SC rolls on to Victory once again. SC moves it's overall record to 14-1 for the year and now they look for vengeance next week against the only team that they have lost to this year,Troy. On their first meeting with Troy SC did not have their full roster, but, that has changed, with Walker, Egbert and Lewis back on the team. Their expectations are high. See you there next week for an exciting game January 6th, when SC host Troy at home... Walker 14pts/9rbs, Medrano 8pts/1rb, Marshall 6pts/10rbs, Ihani 6pts/2rbs, Herbert 6pts/7rbs, Smetona 4pts/1rb, Ames 3pts/7rbs, Egbert 5pts/2rbs, Young 1pts/1rb.
When you only have 8 points in your best quarter and your high scorer for the game has 4 points that's a recipe for something not so good. The Triton Sophomores faced off against the Trabuco Hills Mustangs on Wednesday night in a game that the team would like to put behind them. After the loss of guard Kian Monshietehadi early in the game the Tritons struggled to get any kind of offense going scoring no more than 8 points in any quarter. San Clemente falls to Trabuco Hills 46-22. Scoring in the game was: Carlin 4, Tomlinson 4, Sherrell 3, Harris 2, Gibbons 2, Gerkin 2, Butts 2, Melby 2, Ashe 1.
Varsity Struggle to Score Down the Stretch, Let One Slip Away Against Notre Dame (Riverside) in Semi’s 51-47
In what was probably the best team the Triton Varsity Team has faced year to date, they couldn’t hold on to the 5 point lead with under two minutes remaining in the contest. Notre Dame was quick, athletic and had multiple players who hit multiple three point shots. This was still our game to win, however, our shots just wouldn’t drop down the stretch in a tough loss. The Triton Varsity will play for Third place tonight at 6 pm in the Tustin Tournament at the “Barn”. Leading the Tritons in Scoring was Isaac Rex 21, Birmingham 8, Medrano 6, Baggs 3, Kane 3, Moran 2, Crapo 2, Nemeth 2.
Last night coach Oscar "Coach Mont" Montecinos, Orchestrated a symphony on the basketball court utilizing his player's talents, skills and grit guiding the team along a path to victory. The Triton's pierced through the Lion's defense to another win 56-41 over JSerra. SC kept the Lions on their heals most of the game as the Triton keep on rolling, to yet another tournament championship game. Ihani 17pts, Walker 15pts/8rbs, Smetona 7pts/2rbs, Egbert 7pts/1rbs, Ames 3pts/4rbs, Marshall 2pts/2rbs, Young 2pts/3rbs, Lee 2pts/ Barbernell 1pt/3rbs.
Championship game SC vs. El Toro, tonight 12/29/2016 Dana Hills High School, tip off 7:00 pm
Coaches will tell you that every good team will have a player who will step up and make a difference when it is needed, on this night there were two who heard that call. Andrew Herbert and Zeeshan "Z" Ihani with a combine score of 25 points, 13 and 12 respectively the duo lead the scoring for SC and made that difference. Herbert brings home a double-double for his nights efforts. SC keeps rolling and adds another "W" to the win column with a 46-37 victory over Capo. This was a hard fought game against a stubborn Capo defense who had pressed most of the game. On this night Capo learned that a "Triton" has more than just one sharp edge to it. SC moves on to play JSerra tonight at 5:45 at Dana Hills High School. Herbert 13pts/12rbs, Ihani 12pts/1rb, Marshall 7pts/7rbs, Medrano 4pts, Smetona 4pts, Walker 4pts/11rbs, Young 2pts/3rbs.
After a stinging loss not too long ago the Triton Sophomores got a chance at a rematch against the St. Margaret's Tartans on Tuesday afternoon. Both teams forgot how to shoot inside the arc early on as the first 15 points of the game rained from long range. The Tritons jumped out to a 21-13 lead after the first quarter. Then the Tartans started shooting. From the foul line. Again. And Again. And again. The repeated stoppage in time took San Clemente out of its rhythm and resulted in a 22-6 quarter in favor of the Tartans leaving the Tritons trailing at half time 35-27. Coach Schefter wanted to ratchet up the pressure at the beginning of the third quarter. Miguel Ashe tried to ignite a spark with a couple of steals and a quick 4 points to bring San Clemente to within 4. The Tritons were able to hold St. Margaret's to 10 points but were still trailing 45-40 going into the fourth quarter. They don't call it a "free throw" for nothing. The Tartans continued to make their way to the free throw line finishing with 24 attempts, compared to 4 for San Clemente. The rematch once again goes to the Tartans as San Clemente falls 59-52. Miguel Ashe lead all scorers with 14. Ethan Sherrell was the only other Triton in double figures with 11. Other points came from: Gerkin 8, Carlin 6, Monshietehadi 5, Gibbons 4, Tomlinson 4
Triton Varsity Spoils #1 Public School Maryknoll (HI) 57-43, Advances to Semi Final Game of the Tustin Tournament
In a highly competitive game, Tritons have a big fourth quarter to advance to the Semi Final game vs. Notre Dame(Riverside). With the score tied at half and Tritons up by 2 entering the fourth quarter, they outscore Maryknoll 18-5 in the final period en route to victory. Tritons were able to capitalize on the over aggressiveness and foul trouble of Maryknoll. Leading the Tritons in scoring was Blake Birmingham 19, Nemeth 12, Moran 11, Rex 7, Crapo 4, Medrano 4.
The Triton Frosh get 20 more field goal attempts than rival El Toro in the victory. Despite El Toro’s shooting 24 to 10 free throws, the Triton’s hold off the Chargers. Leading Scorer for San Clemente was Luke Powell 14, Harrod 11, Harris 5, Regalado 5, Hegewald 4, Cuevas 3, Garff 2, Sroka 2, Rex 2, Brail 2.
San Clemente's Sophomore Tritons faced off against the Capo Valley Cougars in their tournament opener at the Laguna Hills High School Sophomore Holiday Classic on Monday night. San Clemente spent most of the night trailing and chasing the Cougars while they racked up an unusually high personal foul count that worked against them late in the game. Tied after the first quarter and trailing by 4 at the half, the Sophs fought hard but were not quite able to close the gap. Trailing by 6 after three quarters, the Triton sophomores made one last push in the fourth. A clutch three point shot by Rian Harris with seconds to go brought the Tritons to within 3 but stopping the clock became too expensive as each foul sent Capo to the line for two shots. Unable to overcome Capo's 26 to 5 free throw attempt advantage, San Clemente takes their first loss of the tournament 54-50. The Tritons were led in scoring by Nate Gerkin with 10 points. Additional contributions in scoring came from :Sherrell 9, Harris, 6, Ashe 6, Tomlinson 6, Monshietehadi 6, Butts 4, Glasgow 3.