Hebard ranks No. 3 in the NCAA with a .662 shooting percentage

December 30, 2017

Ruthy Hebard basketball

Ruthy Hebard

Oregon sophomore Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks needed just 14 shot attempts to score a season-high 25 points in an 89-56 victory over Washington State in the Pac-12 opener in Eugene, Oregon.

The 6-foot-4 forward drilled 11-of-14 field goals and added 10 rebounds to complete her double-double – the 15th in this her 50th career game.

Hebard, of West Valley High fame, now ranks No. 3 in the NCAA with a .662 shooting percentage.

Defensively, she blocked a shot, made one steal and helped hold Washington State to 42 percent shooting.

The 11 field goals tied a season high from earlier this season when she went 11-for-12 against Mississippi State.

The former Alaska player of the year has a career shooting percentage of .604, which would break the Oregon record of .590 set in the early 1980s.