In a hard fought match characterized by an agressive Belmont defense and lackluster shooting by the home team, Belmont defeated the professional Scauri Basket team 96-62.
A late arrival in the seaside town of Scauri meant that warm-up times were compressed after the two hour bus ride. The Bruins warmed up quickly as play began and enjoyed a 52-35 lead at half time. A gracious hometown crowd of 700 cheered well for the home team but also applauded numerous times during the game on exceptional shots made by Belmont.
The Bruins experimented with numerous line-ups during the exhibition game with newcomer Spencer Turner and redshirt freshmen Chad Lang and Reece Chamberlain finding productive minutes of competition.
Unofficially, Scott Saunders, JJ Mann and Ian Clark were high scorers of the match, each with 12 points. Trevor Noack and Spencer Turner followed closely behind with 11 and 10 respectively. All together, twelve different Belmont players scored during the Scauri match.
In what might be described as a barometer of the early season, the newness of international rules, and perhaps some whistle-happy officials, over 90 combined free throw shots were recorded in the game.