San Clemente managed to pull away from CDM by 10 points in the third quarter. The Sea Kings
chipped away and took the lead with four minutes to play in the game, before the Tritons closed them out down the stretch.
Russell totaled a team-high 16 points to go with 5 assists and 7 rebounds. The only other player in double figure points was sophomore forward Danile Klevit with 10, as well as 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Three Tritons added five points each: Ryan Martinez, Brandon Reaves and Tyler Voigt; and four had two: Jake Cameron, Dean Licht, Shaughn Ritchie and Cullen Tayrien.
The junior varsity continues the Dana Hills Tournament at 4 p.m. Saturday in the consolation semifinal against league rival Laguna Hills.