Bryce and Grant Golden are off to impressive starts to the college basketball season.
The brothers, who are Middletown natives, have each had big games to help their respective teams get a few early-season victories.
Butler University’s Bryce Golden had 17 points and eight rebounds in an 80-47 victory over Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Nov. 6. It was the team’s season opener.
Bryce Golden, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward, played 32 minutes, went 8-for-16 from the field and went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line. He also had four assists.
He followed that up with five points and six rebounds in a 79-53 victory over the University of New Orleans on Nov. 9. Bryce Golden also had two assists for the Bulldogs.
Butler (2-0) played at home against the University of Minnesota on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs host Wofford College on Saturday.
Grant Golden had 15 points and eight rebounds in the University of Richmond’s 100-98 overtime win over Saint Francis (Pa.).
The former Sherando standout played 32 minutes and went 6-for-10 from the field and 3-for-4 from the foul line.
Grant Golden, a 6-foot-10 redshirt junior, also had five assists and two blocks in the Spiders’ season opener.
The Spiders (1-0) host Vanderbilt University on Thursday.
SOLID START: Tamra Scott (Central ’17) is having early-season success for Concord University’s women’s basketball team this year.
Scott had 12 points and four rebounds to lead the Mountain Lions to an 86-60 victory over Lock Haven on Nov. 9. Scott was 4-for-5 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free-throw line.
On Nov. 8, the 6-foot junior had two points and three rebounds in a 93-82 loss to Seton Hill.
The Mountain Lions (1-1) played at Bluefield State College on Tuesday. Concord also hosts U.Va.-Wise on Thursday.
Scott averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last season. She also had 16 steals and three blocks for the Mountain Lions.