Doliguez got in one game for San Beda what he got for all of UAAP S77
REDDER PASTURES. At long last, Clint Doliguez has the stage where to showcase his skills.
San Beda College was undermanned and still had more than enough to claim its fifth consecutive victory on Friday.
“Actually, we have four players who are sick right now – Robert (Bolick), Calvin (Oftana), Ben (Adamos), and JB (Bahio),” head coach Boyet Fernandez shared post-game.
Bolick still played, but was clearly limited while reserve big men Adamos, Bahio, and Oftana were not even in the venue.
And so, down three players, Fernandez just called the next man up.
That just so happened to be first-year player Clint Doliguez who just so happened to be more than capable of answering the call. “Since madaming kulang, madami ring kailangan itulong sa team,” he said afterward.
Doliguez, a transferee from Ateneo de Manila University, did more than help and was at the forefront of the Red Lions’ stand up against the dangerous Heavy Bombers. In the end, he had 22 points to go along with eight rebounds in 31 minutes.
Apparently, that scoring output was his highest-ever in his young career.
And more than that, those numbers in a single game were already more than enough to exceed the now 23-year-old’s season totals when he was a Blue Eagle.
In the UAAP Season 77, Doliguez totaled 10 points, five rebounds, and 25 minutes. We repeat, that was his total for all of the season.
That means that in one game as a Red Lion, he got 12 points more, three rebounds more, and six minutes more than he got for one season in the UAAP.
Doliguez suited up for Ateneo in 2014 and was part of its Team B in 2015 before transferring to Mendiola in 2016. There, he spent his first year for residency and was finally eligible to play this season.
And the six-foot-two swingman is only ready to do even more from here on out. “Every game naman, ready ako. Basta pag mabigyan ako ng chance mapasok, ibibigay ko lahat lalo sa depensa,” he said.
He then continued, “Yung offense, bonus na lang sakin yun.”
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