Bolick: ‘Nakaka-inspire maglaro na you have to shut up the crowd’

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 17, 2017 08:20 PM
Bolick: ‘Nakaka-inspire na you have to shut up the crowd’
WE FIND WAYS. Robert Bolick was cold from the field, but found other ways to contribute in San Beda's sixth win in a row.

Robert Bolick was not having the greatest of games when he and San Beda College visited University of Perpetual Help in Las Pinas on Thursday.

“Bad game,” he told reporters after he only, for his high standards, scored 10 points while shooting 2-of-13 from the field and turning the ball over eight times.

He was quick to add, however, “At the same time, I just wanna win. I missed shots, (I had) turnovers, but I just wanna win.”

Yet again, the King Lion showcased his will to win in the endgame as he got an offensive rebound off a missed three by teammate Jomari Presbitero – an offensive rebound that had to come up against 6-11 Nigerian Prince Eze and AJ Coronel of the Altas.

With San Beda clinging onto a two-point lead, Bolick was then sent to the line where he coolly converted two free throws.

Six seconds later and they were celebrating their sixth consecutive victory and seventh overall in eight games.

Asked about the big plays he made in the endgame, the 20-year-old answered, “I just find ways to win. If I have to rebound, if I have to defend, if I have to make good passes, I’ll do it.”

In the end, he was just three assists shy of a triple-double with 11 rebounds and seven assists.

And as if he needed even more fuel for his competitive fire, Bolick also found extra motivation in playing in front of a partisan crowd which was, of course, biased toward his opponents. “I love the crowd,” he expressed, talking about the Perpetual fans who filled up the UPHSD Gym.

He then continued, “Nakaka-inspire din maglaro na you have to shut up the crowd.”

Of course, the Ormoc, Leyte native was not alone in trying to shut up the home team and their fans. “I don’t really care about my points. I just trusted my teammates when I told them I don’t wanna lose in this gym,” he expressed.

Bolick’s teammates did not let him down as Clint Doliguez scored 11 points, including the go-ahead three; Jomari Presbitero had nine points, including timely back-to-back bombs; and Javee Mocon had eight points and 10 rebounds.

With the rest of the Red Lions more than capable of picking up the slack, the King Lion isn’t worrying at all. As he put it, “My shots are wide open, I just can’t make them now. I just trust my teammates because it’s a team game.”

He then continued, “If you’re having a bad game, your teammates will be there for you.”

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