San Beda’s appeal is denied; Coach Boyet, Bolick still suspended

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 07, 2017 06:22 PM
San Beda’s appeal is denied; Boyet, Bolick still suspended

It’s final now – San Beda College will not have head coach Boyet Fernandez, main man Robert Bolick, and rising star Clint Doliguez in its matchup against Mapua University on Friday.

The NCAA on Thursday upheld the one-game suspensions it meted out on the three Red Lions.

“The suspension stays,” league management committee chairman Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR said.

Last Wednesday, the league disciplined San Beda’s Fernandez, Bolick, and Doliguez as well as College of St. Benilde’s Carlo Young for their misconduct in their matchup.

The Red Lions, however, appealed for reversals on the disciplinary actions for their head coach and main man.

Late in the San Beda-CSB matchup last Tuesday, 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.

With the finality of their one-game suspensions, Fernandez, Bolick, and Doliguez be out of action 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.

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