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Hebard gets all the attention in Fairbanks as No. 3 Oregon women demolish UAF 115-36

FAIRBANKS - Sabrina Ionescu did what she does and Satou Sabally had a big game for No. 3 Oregon but junior Ruthy Hebard stole the show.

Ionescu picked up her 11th triple-double, Sabally scored 23 points and Oregon opened the season with a 115-36 win over the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Tuesday night.

Hebard, playing before her hometown fans, had 15 points despite being under the weather and was mobbed after the game.

"I wish she could have been healthy, but I'm proud of her," Oregon coach Kelly Graves said.

More than 1,600 fans lined up in 5-degree weather to get into the game.

"It was crazy to pull up and see everybody waiting outside already," Hebard said. "I was glad to see old teachers, old coaches, everybody. It was nice."

Despite feeling bad, she wasn't going to miss the game.

"I woke up, I didn't feel good, but I was like, 'OK, everyone's coming,'" she said. "I'm getting texts all day. So I'm gonna try and battle through it."

Ionescu had 18 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.

Hebard scored the first basket of the game, Sabally scored the next seven points as the Ducks were never challenged. It was 34-9 at the end of the first quarter.

Maitre Cazorla added 16 points, Erin Boley 14 and Taylor Chavez 13 as the Ducks made 12 of 24 from 3-point range and shot 68 percent overall (42 of 62). They also went 19 of 22 from the foul line.

Emily Evans scored 12 points for the Division II Nanooks.

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