Hebard’s 25-point effort wasted in Oregon’s 22-point home loss

December 30, 2016

Ruthy Hebard basketball

Ruthy Hebard

Ruthy Hebard was ready for today’s game against nationally ranked Washington Huskies.

Apparently, the rest of the Oregon Ducks were not ready to play.

The 9th-ranked Huskies won all four quarters en route to a 99-77 victory on the Ducks’ home court, wasting a wonderful 25-point effort from the fabulous freshman from Fairbanks.

Hebard, of West Valley High fame, sank 11-of-14 field goals and all three free throws.

The 6-foot-4 forward went 5-for-5 from the floor in the first half and scored 12 points in nine minutes. Yet Oregon trailed 51-39.

Hebard kept it going in the second half and never let up. Three times in the third quarter her layup pulled the Ducks within 11 points. They would draw no closer.

The Huskies are led by future WNBA lottery pick Kelsey Plum, who poured in 44 points.

Hebard continues to lead the Ducks in scoring [14.6] and rebounding [8.4] in 13 games.

She leads the Pac-12 and ranks No. 2 nationally in field-goal percentage at .752. West Virginia’s Lanay Montgomery leads the NCAA at .759.