Hebard records first double-digit scoring effort of WNBA career

August 10, 2020

Ruthy Hebard

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks continues to cross off major milestones as a rookie in the WNBA.

First game. Check.

First points. Check.

First double-figure scoring performance. Check.

Hebard, of West Valley High fame, amassed double digits for the first time after scoring a season-high 11 points for the Chicago Sky in an 89-71 loss to the Seattle Storm.

The 6-foot-4 forward came off the bench to made 5-of-8 field goals and log a season-high 20 minutes in this her eighth game in the world’s premier women’s basketball league.

She also grabbed five rebounds, one shy of her season high.

Hebard has averaged 3.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 11 minutes per game this season.

The former NCAA All-American out of the University of Oregon is just the fifth Alaskan to play in the WNBA.