Hebard nets career-high 34 points, ranks No.2 in NCAA in FG%

January 7, 2019
Ruthy Hebard basketball

Ruthy Hebard

Two days after having an off night, All-Pac-12 forward Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks went off.

The University of Oregon junior recorded career highs in points, field goals and offensive rebounds in a 98-58 home win over Washington State.

Hebard went 16-for-21 from the floor and scored 34 points. She also grabbed nine rebounds, including six on the offensive end. It was actually the fourth time she’s grabbed six offensive rebounds in a game in her All-American career.

She was coming off an uncharacteristically poor 4-for-12 shooting performance in the previous game against Washington.

No doubt frustrated, Hebard took it out on Washington State for 28 minutes.

Her previous career high for points (30) and field goals (13) were set last season against Washington.

Hebard, of West Valley High fame, ranks second in NCAA D1 women’s basketball with a .709 field-goal percentage (100-for-141). Only Megan Gustagson of Iowa is better at .711 (143-for-201).

Hebard’s career field-goal percentage is .639, which shatters by 49 points the current Oregon school record of .590 set in 1984.

To put that in perspective, Hebard could miss her next 76 shots and still own the career record.