Both teams stuggled to score from the opening tip, with San Clemente outscoring the Diablos 5-4 in the first quarter. The Tritons were able to build a seven-point lead, 19-12, by the half. But they suffered a reversal in the third period when they only managed four points of their own to Mission Viejo's 10, and found themselves trailing by a point going to the final period.
Banks scored 11 of the Tritons' 13 points in the fourth quarter. San Clemente Coach Oscar Montecinos brought Jacob Nemeth and Nick Martino in to shore up his defense during the closing minutes and make sure it was enough.
The Tritons other 14 points came from Kurt Crapo with 4; Max Marshall and Jimmy Varos, 3 each; and Nemeth and Bryce Wilson, 2 each. Crapo's points included two insurance free throws in the final second after the Diablos intentionally fouled him
San Clemente returns to South Coast League action on Friday when it travels to El Toro for a 5:30 p.m. tip off.