In the Challenge, the Varsity (5-4) will take on Corona del Mar (5-3), which is coming off of a 66-55 loss to Los Angeles' Price High School, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at El Toro High School. San Clemente and CDM have not played a common opponent this season.
Then, after breaking for the holiday, the Triton Varsity is off bright and early (6 a.m.) December 26 for its longest road trip in years, to the Cactus Jam Hoops Classsic in Phoenix.
The team will play in an exhibition game at 4 p.m. that day against Arizona's Thunderbird High School. Bracket play will begin on the 27th against New York's Xaverian High Schoo. San Clemente's bracket features teams from eight different states.
Click here to view the Triton Varsity's Cactus Jam Hoops Classic Bracket.
Coming off the disappointment of the consolation championship of the El Toro Tournament, which included its only loss of the season, the Triton Junior Varsity (8-1) will open Dana Hills Tournament play at 3:15 p.m. December 27 against Dana Hills No. 2.
A Triton victory could set up a semifinal game against either Trabuco Hills, which handed the Tritons their only loss, or Sage Creek, whom the Tritons defeated in a hard-fought championship game at the Eagles-hosted tournament earlier this month.
Click here to view the Triton Junior Varsity's Dana Hills Tournament Bracket.
Just as the varsity tips off its December 26 game in Phoenix at 4 p.m., the Triton Soph (2-4) will be opening the Laguna Hills Tournament at St. Margaret's, probably without starting center Luke Melby, who twisted an ankle in the semifinal of last week's Fountain Valley Tournament.
Click here to view the Triton Soph's Laguna Hills Tournament Bracket.
On the freshman level, the Tritons (4-4), fresh off the consolation championship of the Laguna Hills Tournament, will be looking to defend the El Toro Tournament championship, which San Clemente won last year. They have a first-round bye, and will play the winner of Foothill and Capo Valley in a quarterfinal game at 12:40 p.m. December 27. The frosh are on a three-game winning streak, with their last loss coming by a single point to Capo Valley.
Click here to view the Triton Frosh's El Toro Tournament Bracket.
Traveling to Northwood in Irvine for its shootout-format event will be the Triton Frosh B, which is 4-0 so far this season with the Mission Viejo Tournament championship to its credit. The Frosh B will open the event at 2:15 p.m. December 27 against Crean Lutheran.
Click here to view the Triton Frosh B's Northwood Tournament Bracket.