UMass Boston’s Olivia Murphy Records Fifth Consecutive Double-Double, Beacons Top Mount Ida For Fifth Straight Win

UMass Boston's Olivia Murphy has recorded five consecutive double-doubles this season. (Photo Credit: UMass Boston Athletics)

UMass Boston’s Olivia Murphy has recorded five consecutive double-doubles this season. (Photo Credit: UMass Boston Athletics)

By Matt Noonan 

The NCAA Division III basketball season is just a few weeks old, but there have been some very impressive individual performances thus far.

This evening, UMass Boston senior Olivia Murphy recorded her fifth consecutive double-double of the season, tallying 24 points and 17 boards in the Beacons’ 77-57 victory against Mount Ida College.

With the win, the Beacons improve to 5-0 overall and 3-0 at home.

Murphy, who is in her final season with the Beacons, commenced the 2015-16 campaign by pouring in 19 points, while snagging 23 boards in the team’s initial win against Endicott College. Against Maine Maritime Academy  the following day – she netted 18 points and recorded 16 caroms before tallying a season-high 24 points against Framingham State – a game where she finished with 18 rebounds.

In the team’s fourth contest, the Beacons received 17 points and 18 rebounds from Murphy as UMass Boston defeated Fitchburg State, 65-31.

Murphy has been recognized by her conference – the Little East Conference (LEC) – and D3Hoops.com for her impressive performances thus far. She has scored more than 1,000 points at UMass Boston – current point total is 1,220 points. Murphy is also close to 1,000 rebounds – through three seasons and five games she has accumulated 884 caroms.

UMass Boston is back in action on Thursday, December 3 when they travel to Bridgewater State University for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.

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