SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ-- With a hot start out of the gate in her first two games of the season, Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls basketball’s sophomore Ali Murphy is this week’s Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week.

The Lady Raiders basketball team has begun their 2-0, thanks to Murphy, who leads the team with 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks. She also leads her team in free throws made with 5. 

In the girls’ first victory against Elizabeth, Murphy posted a team-leading 17 points, scoring the first 9 points of the game. This was a key factor in their narrow victory by a score of 48-42 as they were trying to find our way offensively early in the game according to Head Coach Ryan McKenna.

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“Ali has greatly improved from last season, which was shortened for her because of injury,” said McKenna.

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Joint Motion Physical Therapy
373 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076