Hebard shows out in European exhibition for Oregon Ducks

August 28, 2016

Ruthy Hubard basketball

Ruthy Hubard

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has seemingly stepped right into a significant role with the University of Oregon women’s basketball team.

The 6-foot-4 freshman forward logged major minutes and displayed delightful defensive skills in Saturday’s exhibition doubleheader against Spanish club teams in Barcelona. She started the first game and delivered a double-double in the second game.

Granted, this isn’t Pac-12 play, but her performance demonstrated her ability to play with the Ducks.

Hebard, of West Valley High fame, showcased her prowess on the glass and on defense to help Oregon win the first game 70-36 over Joventut Le Corts.

She was especially strong in the first half when she collected nine rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. She finished the game with 10 rebounds.

Oregon beat CB Claret 87-39 in the second game.

Hebard bagged 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds.