Middletown natives Grant and Bryce Golden are both playing for Division 1 college basketball teams this season and helping their teams succeed.

The University of Richmond’s Grant Golden leads the Spiders, averaging 17.7 points per game. The former Sherando standout also leads the team in rebounds, with 7.1 per contest.

Grant Golden, a redshirt sophomore, is shooting 50.2 percent (125-for-249) from the field. Grant Golden also shoots 22.6 percent (7-for-31) from the 3-point range and 65.3 percent (62-for-95) from the free-throw line.

Grant Golden, who played two years at Sherando before transferring to St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, his last two seasons, also has 16 blocked shots, seven steals, and 50 assists this year for the Spiders.

The 6-foot-10 forward had a season-high 33 points in a 68-66 loss to Wyoming on Nov. 21. He went 16-for-24 from the floor during the game. He also had nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the contest.

Grant Golden had 19 points and a season-high 12 rebounds in a 74-59 victory over High Point on Dec. 22.

On Jan. 19, Golden had 14 points and six rebounds in a 75-62 loss to Davidson. The Spiders are 7-11, including 1-4 in the Atlantic 10. They play today at Saint Joseph’s.

Bryce Golden is a freshman at Butler University. The 6-foot-9 forward has played in five games this season for the Bulldogs.

Bryce Golden is averaging 5.6 minutes per game and 1.2 points per contest. He is 3-for-5 (60 percent) from the field.

Bryce Golden, who played all of his high school years at St. James School, scored a season-high four points in a 77-43 loss to the University of Florida on Dec. 29. He was 2-for-3 from the field.

The Bulldogs are 12-7 on the season, including 3-3 in the Big East.

STRONG START: Ayanna Strother (Central ’18) is having a good freshman girls basketball season at Bluefield College, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school.

Strother has played in 15 games and is averaging 7.9 minutes and 2.9 points per game. The 5-foot-10 guard is shooting 40 percent (14-for-35) from the field. She is 15-for-20 (75 percent) from the free-throw line.

Strother also has seven assists and three steals. She is averaging 1.2 rebounds per contest.

She had a season-high 11 points in a 72-67 double-overtime loss to Point University (Georgia) on Nov. 10. Strother also had 9 points in a 59-45 win over Columbia College (South Carolina) on Nov. 7.

The Rams are 10-10 overall, including 9-7 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. They play today at Columbia International University.

Contact Tommy Keeler Jr. at tkeeler@nvdaily.com