Maricopa High School graduate Danae Ruiz is leading her new team in scoring.
Midway through its inaugural season, the women’s basketball team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is 6-6.
In those 12 games, Ruiz has scored 169 points for a 14.1 average. She also has 50 rebounds,38 assists and 19 steals.
Saturday, she had a “career game” at Simpson University in Redding, California. In an ERAU loss, Ruiz scored 31 points. She shot 10-for-15 from the field and 7-for-9 from behind the arc. She was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.
Ruiz is a 5-foot-5 guard for the Eagles, a team comprised primarily of freshmen. She is majoring in forensic psychology.