Former Oregon Duck Ruthy Hebard had a big night Monday earning her first professional double double.
While Sabrina Ionescu is working her way back from an ankle injury, another former Oregon Women’s Basketball star is making it count. On Monday, in just her third career start, Ruthy Hebard netted her first double-double.
There is a good chance that Hebard and her Chicago teammates may be the last to leave the WNBA bubble. On Monday night Ruthy Hebard and the Chicago Sky topped Indiana 100-77. The former Oregon Duck was 6 of 8 from the floor finishing the game with 12 points and 11 rebounds. At 11-7, Chicago has clinched a playoff berth
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There was another big moment in the game on Monday as well. Courtney Vandersloot broke the WNBA single-game assist record on a pass in the fourth quarter to Hebard who made the basket. Both Vandersloot and Hebard played for current Oregon Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kelly Graves. Vandersloot starred with him during his time with the Gonzaga Bulldogs and two of his former players are on the same team.
Vandersloot finished the night with 18 assists resetting the former record of 16 in a WNBA game.
While Hebard was impressive in her third start, Ionescu is watching her team from the sidelines. She will have to wait until next season to see a playoff run. The New York Liberty who are loaded with young talent have just two wins on the season and are 2-14 entering Thursday.
The Dallas Wings and Satou Sabally have tallied six wins on the season. Sabally is averaging 27 minutes a game along with 13 points, 8 rebounds and two assists per game.
Ruthy Hebard and Chicago continue their push to the playoffs and face the Washington Mystics on Saturday at 4 pm Pacific Time. Sabally and Dallas will take on Washington on Sunday at noon and the New York Liberty face the Phoenix Mercury Saturday at 5 pm Pacific Time. The games all all being played in ‘the bubble’ in Bradenton, Florida.