Hebard has hand in 13 of team’s final 15 points in Civil War win

February 15, 2019
Ruthy Hebard basketball

Ruthy Hebard

Playing in front of a soldout crowd in the annual Civil War game, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks put on a performance worthy of the big stage for the University of Oregon.

The All-Pac-12 forward had a hand in 13 of her team’s final 15 points to lead the No. 3 Ducks to a 77-68 win over No. 9 Oregon State before a crowd of 12,364 fans in Eugene, Oregon.

She finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds – her 10th double-double of the season and 34th in 99 career games at Oregon.

The 6-foot-4 junior was a game changer at crunch time as she collected 4-2-3 totals in the final 6:24.

She is averaging 16.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in 25 appearances.

Hebard, of West Valley High fame, leads all NCAA D1 women’s basketball players with a .698 field-goal percentage on 173-248 shooting.

She owns three of her school’s top-8 all-time shooting percentage totals for a single season – No. 1 .698, No. 2 .660 and No. 8 .580 – and is No.1 on Oregon’s career list (.643), which is 53 points better than the previous record of .590 that has stood since 1984.

NCAA D1 1,000-point scorers from Alaska

2,033 Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska/Chugiak High
1,766 Jeannie Hebert, Miami/Monroe Catholic High
1,664 Talisa Rhea, Oregon State/Seattle U/Juneau-Douglas High
*1,622 Ruthy Hebard, Oregon/West Valley High
1,596 Andrea Lloyd, Texas/Juneau-Douglas High
1,519 Brit Jacobson, Kansas State/Chugiak High
1,374 Molly Tuter, Arizona State/Soldotna High
1,346 Chandice Cronk, Santa Clara/Wasilla High
1,233 Jessica Moore, Connecticut/Colony High
1,149 Natalie Jones, Arizona/East High
*-Active player