Richmond took control with a 17-5 run in the first half, leading 48-35 at the break, and the Spiders outscored the Terriers 22-13 over the final 10 minutes of the game to seal it.
Nathan Cayo and Jacob Gilyard each scored 15 points for Richmond (1-1). Jake Wojcik had eight points, eight rebounds and five assists. Freshman Jake Wojcik led the defense with five steals and Sherod had a career-high four. The Spiders outscored St. Francis 58-30 in the paint and had 21 fast-break points.
Golden led the Spiders with 12 points in the first half while Sherod had 10 and Cayo nine.
Glenn Sanabria, Rosel Hurley, Jalen Jordan scored 14 apiece for St. Francis (1-2). The Terriers were held to 39 percent shooting.