It didn't hurt that that festivities were wrapped around a 58-43 win over neighboring rival Dana Hills by the Triton Varsity to keep San Clemente in first place and unbeaten in South Coast League play. And the opening act was a 53-48 junior varsity victory over Dana, keeping the Tritons in the hunt for a J.V. title as well.
Prior to the game, public address announcer Bruce Carlisle introduced the timeline of head coaches. Then, at halftime, he announced the Triton Basketball 50th Anniversary Team, the 50 greatest players in Triton Basketball history, with the class of 1968's Paul Engstrom as its senior member and current Triton Sam Darnold as its youngest. To see the full list, go to the special 50th Anniversary Team Page. Thirty-six of the 50 were in attendance, with quite a few flying in for the event.