Unlike Friday's see-saw battle with multiple lead changes, this non-league game saw the Tritons trail throughout. They were down by 14 points entering the final period. And despite scoring as many points in the fourth quarter, 23, as they did in the entire first half, it wasn't enough.
Nick Martino with 15 points and Evan Banks with 13 led San Clemente scoring as its only players in double figures. Kurt Crapo added 5; Daniel Mircheff and Bryce Wilson, 4 each; Jacob Nemeth and James VanGinkel, 3 each; and Austin Whitsett, Max Marshall and Ricardo Ashe, 2 each.
The Triton Junior Varsity (15-5, 2-1) returns to South Coast League action at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when it travels to Aliso Niguel.