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Robert Bolick bags PBA Player of the Week plum after 44-point eruption

Delfin Dioquino
Robert Bolick bags PBA Player of the Week plum after 44-point eruption

STAR SCORER. Robert Bolick puts NorthPort on his back with a virtuoso performance.

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Robert Bolick becomes the second straight NorthPort player to win PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors following his career-high 44-point performance

MANILA, Philippines – Robert Bolick put on a show and the entire PBA took notice.

Bolick earned the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors for the period of September 28 to October 2 following his career-high 44-point performance that lifted NorthPort to a 101-95 overtime win over Meralco.

The sweet-shooting guard shot 16-of-31 from the field as the Batang Pier came back from 20 points down to stun the Bolts and clinch their second win of the Commissioners Cup.

Bolick churned out 17 consecutive points in the fourth quarter to force overtime and opened the extra period with 5 points in a row en route to becoming the second straight NorthPort player to win the weekly citation.

Last week, new Batang Pier acquisition Alvin Tolentino clinched the Player of the Week award.

“We just fought. We did not give up,” said Bolick, who also finished with 7 assists and 6 rebounds as NorthPort improved to 2-1.

His 44 points is the most by a local since TNT star Roger Pogoy erupted for 45 points against Alaska in the 2020 Philippine Cup.

Bolick has been on a tear this conference, averaging 32.7 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds as he looks to lead the Batang Pier to the quarterfinals after the team missed the playoffs of the last two conferences.

Others who contended for the plum were Magnolia veterans Paul Lee, Jio Jalalon, and Mark Barroca, and Rain or Shine young guns Gian Mamuyac, Santi Santillan, and Andrei Caracut.

The NLEX duo of Kevin Alas and Don Trollano and Barangay Ginebra standout Scottie Thompson were also considered. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.