Wow!!! What a Finish for Triton Varsity in League Home Opener. San Clemente Wins 52-51 Over Trabuco Hills
The Triton Varsity opened league play at home tonight against the Trabuco Hills Mustangs. The game was tied at 12 at the end of the first quarter. The Mustangs would make a run and take 27-23 lead at half. Trabuco would extend their lead entering the fourth quarter 41-34. The resilient Tritons dug deep with a never give up attitude, tough defense, and timely scoring to pull off the win. Again the game came down to the wire. Blake Birmingham and Isaac Rex each hit big three point shots to cut the Mustang lead to 1 point with 8.4 seconds remaining. Coach Popovich immediately calls a timeout so he can set up his defense. The Mustangs are taking the ball out of bounds under the Triton basket. The Mustangs pass the ball in and Kurt Crapo jumps the passing lane and gets the steal, he quickly tips it to Michael Moran for the game winning layup. San Clemente needs a final defensive stand with 4.2 seconds remaining, and they get it. The Mustangs missed the final shot on a long three with time expiring. This game was a heart stopper and a great league win. San Clemente 1-0 (league) will play away at Aliso Viejo 2-0 (league) this Friday Night. Scoring for the Tritons Moran 11, Birmingham 10, Rex 9, Kane 8, Medrano 8, Nemeth 5, Crapo 1.