PBA: POW Robert Bolick minimizes a high-profile accomplishment for the sake of the NLEX win

Mar 13, 2024

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Robert Bolick is a proven gunner who can dominate and rack up significant assists and rebounds when he is at his best.

Bolick’s skill was on full display last week when NLEX won back-to-back games, securing a 3-1 record and a share of third place in the PBA Philippine Cup. He scored 26 points and set a new career best of 46 points in a row.

The Road Warriors defeated Meralco 96-93 last Wednesday, and Bolick’s 16-point explosion in the fourth quarter helped them turn the tide of the game, coming back from a 10-point disadvantage.

Three days later, the former San Beda standout surpassed TNT great Calvin Oftana’s 37 points from the previous conference to become the highest-scoring output for a local player in Season 48. NLEX defeated Converge with a score of 115-93 thanks to this effort.

Bolick won the PBA Press Corps-Pilipinas Live Player of the Week award for his outstanding performance, which included averages of 36 points (59 percent field goal and 39 percent three-point shooting), 6.5 rebounds, and six assists (March 6–10).

Since his PBA return, Bolick has been extremely successful. The pride of Leyte arrived at NLEX from his former team, NorthPort, last December following a brief sojourn in Japan. In the final stages of the Commissioner’s Cup, he participated in four games with the Road Warriors.

After the All-Filipino competition, Bolick was back in his element. While it was amazing to beat the FiberXers by two and tie his all-time high of 44, which dates back to his NorthPort days, Bolick was even more thrilled about the team’s triumph.

On the other hand, Ginebra San Miguel was led by Malonzo once more as they defeated Phoenix 102–92 to finish the PBA Season 48 undefeated.

The 6-foot-7 winger recorded a line of 17 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and a block last Friday, capping an impressive 32-point performance against Rain or Shine.

In addition, in just three days, he led the Gin Kings to their second victory.
In addition to Malonzo’s outstanding performance, Ginebra’s shooting—more especially, Ralph Cu’s scorching hands—provided the advantage.

Yesterday was Cu’s 27th birthday. In the third quarter, the Gin Kings outscored the Fuel Masters 32-19, thanks to three of his four triples.

Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, and Nards Pinto finished with 12 points apiece.
Maverick Ahanmisi recorded an all-around performance with seven points, eight assists, and 11 rebounds.

Still recovering from a bad back, Scottie Thompson missed his second consecutive game.

On Friday, Ginebra and Meralco will play at the same location in Quezon City.
Jason Perkins provided fourteen points, three rebounds, and three assists.

For the Fuel Masters, Javee Mocon contributed 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Unfortunately, Tyler Tio’s damaged ankle from their game versus Northport two days earlier kept him out of the starting lineup.

At Philsports Arena on Wednesday, the Terrafirma Dyip will play the Fuel Masters, who are now 0-2.

The Scores

Ginebra 102 – Malonzo 17, Pringle 13, Pinto 12, Cu 12, Standhardinger 12, Aguilar J. 9, Ahanmisi 7, Pessumal 6, David 5, Onwubere 5, Tenorio 4, Aguilar R. 0, Gumaru 0.

Phoenix 92 – Perkins 14, Mocon 13, Manganti 11, Tuffin 10, Garcia 9, Jazul 8, Rivero 7, Soyud 6, Muyang 4, Alejandro 4, Daves 2, Verano 2, Camacho 2, Lalata 0.

Quarter scores: 23-24; 47-43; 79-62; 102-92.

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