Then came the second half when Coach Oscar Montecinos unleashed the hounds. By the end
of the third quarter, behind a combination of full- and half-court trapping defense, the lead had ballooned to 16. Starting point guard Blake Birmingham scored the last 12 Triton points of the period to put them ahead 47-31. He would end up with a game-high 13 points, while watching his teammates run up the lead in the final quarter of the 70-41 Triton victory.
The frosh play their first league road game at 4 p.m. Friday at Trabuco Hills.
Besides Birmingham, Isaac Rex with 11 was the only other San Clemente player in double figures, as 13 different Tritons scored. Joey Spurgeon contributed 9; Ricardo Ashe, Evan Banks and Zach Cochrun, 6 each; Roberto Medrano, 5; James VanGinkel, 4; and Trevor Ankrom, Kurt Crapo, Chris DeGrazia, Tyler Hickey and Jimmy Varos, 2 each.