Aptos High junior point guard Hannah Hocom needed only 10 points to reach 1,000 points for her career heading into Monday night’s contest against Scotts Valley High.
She wasted no time in hitting the milestone, swishing six 3-pointers to finish with 18 points in Aptos’ 67-30 Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League win over Scotts Valley.
A starter since her freshman season, Hocom joins Aptos greats Ali Hinga, Briana Hinga and Jamie McCabe in the 1,000-point club. All three are members of the school’s athletic Hall of Fame.
McCabe, according to Aptos Athletic Director Mark Dorfman, is believed to be the program’s top scorer with more than 1,400 points to her name.
“She’s faced double teams, chasers and just about everything else since the first time she stepped foot on the court but it’s just helped her in the long run,” said Aptos head coach Stefan Hocom, her father.
A dynamite scorer and shooter that has also developed into a solid defender, Hocom helped guide Aptos to a 26-win season and its first Central Coast Section title since 1983 in 2017.
She earned an All-Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League First Team selection and also garnered a spot on Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore team last year. Yet what impresses coach Hocom the most of his player and daughter is the enthusiasm she shows for her teammates.
Hocom is often a step late to get back on defense because she claps for her teammates after every made shot.
“She’s that kind of player,” coach Hocom said. “I might be biased because she’s my daughter, but you don’t really see that in a lot of players anymore.”