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.