Hebard collects first double-double of WNBA rookie season

August 31, 2020

Ruthy Hebard

Rookie forward Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks collected her first double-double and contributed to a new WNBA record as the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 100-77 in the Bradenton, Florida.

Teammate Courtney Vandersloot recorded a WNBA record 18 assists, with two of them going to the Alaskan.

Hebard, of West Valley High fame, earned her second career start and delivered career highs in minutes (29), points (12), rebounds (11) and blocked shots (2).

The 6-foot-4 former NCAA All-American made 6-of-8 field goals to raise her season shooting percentage to .661 – No. 1 on her team.

Hebard’s previous career high in rebounds was six and her previous career high in points was 11, set three times.

This was also the third time she’s surpassed the 20-minute plateau.

With 87 career points, Hebard needs just 13 more to become the fourth Alaskan to reach the century mark in WNBA scoring.