NCAA suspends coach Boyet, Bolick, two others
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 06, 2017 03:44 PM
The NCAA meted out one-game suspensions on San Beda College players Robert Bolick and Clint Doliguez and head coach Boyet Fernandez as well as College of St. Benilde’s Carlo Young for their misconduct in their Season 93 Round 2 matchup last Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
“There were infractions that commissioner Bai (Cristobal) gave that suspended the three players and also coach Boyet,” league management committee chairman Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR, said.
Late in their matchup, the defending champions were up, 71-57, and were about to increase its advantage even more when Young prevented Bolick from finishing a fastbreak. The former took the latter by the shoulder and held him down all the way to the floor.
The two players then got entangled and Bolick appeared to be forcing to break free until referees and players from both sides finally separated them.
Game officials slapped the Blazer with a disqualifying foul for his apparent takedown as well as Bolick for his apparent second motion. Doliguez also got a disqualifying foul for leaving the bench and entering the playing court during the incident.
According to the league review, Young committed a dangerous foul while Bolick threw an elbow after he was taken down.
Meanwhile, Fernandez was suspended for “disrespecting officials” with what he told reporters in the post-game interview.
As per the NCAA, the Red Lions' mentor had already been warned about the same infraction in one of their previous games. Ergo, his outburst after what happened to Bolick was already his second offense.
Fernandez, Bolick, and Doliguez will all serve their one-game ban in San Beda’s matchup with Mapua University on Friday. Young will serve his versus undefeated Lyceum of the Philippines University on the same day.
Their suspension disqualifies Bolick, Doliguez, and Young from any individual award.
Among the suspended, Bolick suffered the most as he is currently sixth overall in an ultra-tight MVP race currently headed by Nigerian Prince Eze of University of Perpetual Help.