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PAUL BERSEBACH, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
San Clemente's Cody Bean drives around Woodbridge's Chris Ho on Thursday.
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Bean shoots San Clemente past Woodbridge

OCVARSITY.COM

IRVINE – San Clemente guard Cody Bean was lighting it up from 3-point range Friday night in a non-league boys basketball game against Woodbridge.

The 5-foot-11 senior hit eight 3-pointers and scored a game-high 29 points to lead the Tritons to a 79-63 victory over the Warriors at Woodbridge.

"We always tell our hottest shooter to keep shooting and somehow that was me so they told me to keep shooting and I kept shooting," Bean said.

San Clemente (9-8) also got strong efforts from Sam Darnold (16 points) and Jimmy Bankson (12).

The Tritons gained some momentum going into the start of Sea View League play Wednesday against Capistrano Valley.


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"I was really pleased with our effort tonight," San Clemente coach Marc Popovich said. "This was like a league-quality game heading into our league season for both schools.

"We prepared for it like it was a league game and we had to come out ready to play like it was a league game."

Woodbridge (6-11) held a 23-15 lead after one quarter and led, 37-34, at halftime.

But the Tritons outscored the Warriors, 21-8, in the third quarter. Bean scored eight points in the quarter to give San Clemente a 55-45 advantage going into the final quarter.

"Cody was spectacular tonight," Popovich said. "He carried us in that third-quarter stretch."

Michael Scarlett (16 points) and Chris Ho (12) led Woodbridge.

The Warriors were without starters Jason Gregson and David McCutchan, who are out because of ankle injuries.

The two players are expected back for Woodbridge's Pacific Coast League opener Tuesday against Northwood, according to Coach John Halagan.

Contact the writer: tburt@ocregister.com


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