BADEN, Switzerland - Sophomore Kendall Anthony scored 18 points to lead four Spiders in double-figures as Richmond defeated BC Alston Baden 97-43 in its opening game in Europe.
After taking gondolas to the peak of nearly 7,000 foot Mount Pilatus earlier in the day, the Spiders shot 48.3 percent from the field and led by as many as 50 in cruising to victory.
"We were obviously a more talented team, but it was still a good effort by our guys," Richmond head coach Chris Mooney said. "The young guys did well, the redshirt freshmen are still freshmen and this was their first opportunity to play in a real game for us. They looked good out there today."
The Spiders shot 48.3 percent from the field and led by as many as 50 in cruising to victory. Redshirt freshman Alonzo Nelson-Ododa had 12 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore Wayne Sparrow had 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting.
Senior Darien Brothers scored 11 points and redshirt freshman Trey Davis had six points, 11 rebounds and six steals.
Freshman Deion Taylor made 4-of-6 field goals for eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Senior Greg Robbins and junior Derrick Williams (6 rebounds) each scored seven points.
Junior Cedrick Lindsay had four points and nine assists, while redshirt freshman Luke Piotrowski scored six points, senior Jonathan Benjamin had four and freshman Terry Allen had two points and five rebounds.
The Spiders will go whitewater rafting in the Swiss Alps on Monday, before heading down to Italy. Richmond's next game is not until a week from Monday, Aug. 20th when the Spiders play Calidario.
Be sure to follow the Spiders' trip here at RichmondSpiders.com, on twitter by following @RichmondBball and on Facebook by friending Mooney's Looneys. Look for video blogs each day of the two-week adventure.