Bolick rues timing of injury as San Beda falls short in PCCL three-peat bid
A knee injury kept Robert Bolick helpless as Lyceum won the PCCL crown at the expense of his San Beda team. Clems dela Cruz

ROBERT Bolick admitted a feeling of loss as he watched helplessly as the game went down the stretch, eventually resulting to a 66-70 loss for San Beda in the PCCL Finals against Lyceum.

The 21-year-old guard is known as one of the most reliable clutch performers and it showed in their two-game finals affair against the same team. But unfortunately he wasn’t available as their bid to be the first three-peat winner in the PCCL got denied by the Pirates.

“Siyempre, siyempre. Sino ba namang hindi (manghihinayang). Sino bang may ayaw nun, kasi yun na yun e,” said Bolick.

“Nabigyan tuloy sila ng motivation na kayang kaya nila kaming talunin (sa finals),” he added.

But the proud son of Leyte was quick to tip his hat off to the Pirates who played their hearts out and finally got rewarded with a trophy after their historic run in the NCAA ended in tears and heartbreak a few months ago.

“Kudos to them. Sabi ko nga, mapagbigay naman ang Diyos e, they’ve worked hard at sa kanila yun. Karapatdapat yan sa kanila kasi pinagtrabahuhan nila yan e,” Bolick said.

The do-it-all combo guard was likewise proud with the way his team handled his absence, seeing different people step up in his absence.  

“I’m happy for my teammates. They showed heart and played together. Sayang lang na AC missed open shots, daming rebounds, 25 offensive rebounds so paano kami manalo nun? At least sa lahat na nangyari noon, four points lang ang lamang nila. At least alam ko na kayang kaya nung team namin,” he continued.

Despite the loss, Bolick is hopeful that this is the last time they lose against the Pirates in the Finals and that come the NCAA, it will be a different outing altogether.

“Hopefully dito lang, sa NC kami na ulit,” said Bolick with a smile. 

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