This pattern was repeated at least once per quarter, with the Tritons building the lead, then seeing Mission Viejo chip away at it. Fortunately for San Clemente, its last run led to the final buzzer.
The Triton Junior Varsity got balanced scoring, led by Roberto Medrano with 13 points. Evan Banks, Blake Birmingham and Jake Cameron each added 10 points, and Joey Spurgeon had nine. Isaac Rex with eight points and Daniel Mircheff with two rounded out San Clemente's scoring.
San Clemente returns to action at 5:30 p.m. Friday when it hosts Dana Hills to wrap up the first half of the South Coast League season.