The Golden brothers, Bryce and Grant of Winchester, continue to put together impressive seasons at the Division 1 men’s college basketball level.
Butler University 6-foot-9 sophomore Bryce Golden is fifth on the team, averaging 8.5 points per game. He has started all 14 games for the Bulldogs and is averaging 21.0 minutes per game.
Bryce Golden is averaging 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He is shooting 52.2% (47-for-90) from the field and 31.8% (7-for-22) from 3-point range. He is also shooting 72% (18-for-25) from the free-throw line. He also has seven steals this season.
In a 76-62 victory over Florida University on Dec. 7, Bryce Golden had 8 points on 4-for-6 shooting. In a 66-31 victory over Southern University on Dec. 14, Bryce Golden led the Bulldogs with 12 points, three rebounds and one block. He was 4-for-5 from the field.
He followed that game up with another big one against Purdue University on Dec. 21. Bryce Golden led Butler with 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in a 70-61 road victory. He was 5-for-9 from the field.
The Bulldogs are 13-1, including 8-0 at home, and are ranked No. 11 in the AP Top 25 poll.
Butler hosts Creighton on Saturday in Big East action.
The University of Richmond’s Grant Golden, a former Sherando standout, is fourth on the team, averaging 12.6 points per game.
Grant Golden has started in 11 games and is averaging a team-best 8.2 rebounds per game. He also has 31 assists, five steals and nine blocks.
The 6-foot-10 redshirt junior forward is shooting 53% (61-for-115) from the field and 60% (15-for-25) from the foul line.
He had 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting along with seven rebounds and four assists in a 62-59 win over Old Dominion University on Dec. 18.
Grant Golden had 14 points on 7-for-17 shooting with 11 rebounds and three assists in a 90-78 loss to the University of Alabama on Dec.29.
The Spiders are 10-3 on the season, including 7-0 at home.
ON THE RISE: John Borst (Sherando ‘18) is putting together a strong wrestling season for Virginia Tech.
Borst is wrestling as a heavyweight and is 12-4 on the year. On Dec. 7, Borst placed seventh in the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas. Borst went 5-2 in the tournament and outperformed his 1-seed designation with a 6-2 win over Wyoming’s Brian Andrews in the seventh-place match. Andrews was the sixth seed and was ranked 14th in the country at the time by InterMat’s rankings. Borst’s only losses were to ranked opponents. The Hokies finished 12th in the tournament as a team.
Borst helped the No. 5 ranked Hokies to a 29-3 dual match win over Chattanooga on Dec. 21. Borst beat Chattanooga’s Grayson Waithall by major decision, 14-4, in the heavyweight match. Borst had six takedowns in the match.
The Hokies return to action today as they wrestle at No. 24 Central Michigan. Virginia Tech is 4-0 in dual matches.