And the Tritons held things closes through the third, and trailed by only a basket heading into the deciding period. That's where Sonora crept away again to its final margin.
The Tritons were led by another near triple-double performance from senior guard Nick Crankshaw, this one unique because it included 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals, all team highs. He also added five assists. Also in double figures was senior forward Vince Smetona with 11.
Other San Clemente scoring came from Dillon Waikle with eight; Jake Cameron and Scott Herrod, six each; Gage Shelmidine, five; and James Paterson, four. Shelmidine also had a team-high six assists.
The Triton Varsity returns to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, when it travels to Woodbridge for a rematch of their December 4 game, which San Clemente won 72-46.