Shobe scores 1,000th career point in win against Glen-Ullin/Hebron; Titans move to 4th in Region 7

Jake Shobe scores his 1000th career point against Glen-Ullin.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

DICKINSON — Monday night's game between Trinity Titans and Glen-Ullin Hebron was a historic one, not just for the team's victory over the Bearcats but for junior point guard Jake Shobe, who unwittingly scored his 1,000th career point in the final quarter, on the final shot he made on the night.

Shobe’s achievement has been the culmination of years of hard work and dedication, as he has been building towards the coveted 1,000 mark since his freshman year and joyfully achieved it in front of his teammates, peers, friends and family.

“It was the last one I took I guess. That's all I know,” Jake Shobe said. “I knew I was pretty close, but I did not know it was going to happen tonight and I am just really happy that I was able to do it at home in front o f my friends and family.”

A formidable leader during the season, the newest member of the triple zeros club has made large contributions to the Titans winning season record of 12-7.

Shobe proved to be the most dominant player on the court with his lightning-fast footwork and impressive ball-handling skills, he helped lead his team to victory with 17-points during the game. However, it was his 1,000th point that was the most memorable, as it was a moment that left the entire gymnasium stunned.


With the Titans leading in the final quarter, they were inbounding the ball under their own basket, and Glen-Ullin's defense was ready to pounce. But somehow, they overlooked Shobe, who had positioned himself near the rim, ready to receive the inbound pass. The ball flew towards him, and with a quick catch, Shobe leaped up and sank the ball into the hoop for an easy basket. The entire crowd erupted into cheers, but to Shobe's surprise he had just scored his 1,000th point in a moment the Titan stand-out will likely never forget.

Both teams were close in the Region 7 standings entering the day, and with two games left in the regular season, every point mattered. As the first half of the game ended, the score was tight, with the Titans leading by just one point at 26-25.

But it was in the third quarter that the Titans truly came into their own, with Shobe racking up an impressive 10 of the Titans' 19 points in that quarter alone.

As the clock ticked down in the final quarter, the Titans had secured a solid lead, and as the final buzzer sounded the Titans emerged victorious, securing their spot as the fourth-ranked team in the Region 7 standings. It was a win that they had fought hard for.

“Our only goal is to make it to the state tournament and this is kind of a little thing that we can smile about, but I can't just keep it here. We have to keep going in hope to get to the tournament.”

Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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