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    Hot-shooting Parks shows why he is league's top dog

    Sep 10, 2012
    National University's Bobby Ray Parks records his third 30-point performance this season. Jerome Ascano

    BOBBY Ray Parks remains on track for a second straight MVP award, but the National University star would rather keep his focus on boosting the Bulldogs' Final Four bid.

    Parks came out with one of the finest individual performances seen in the UAAP this season, scoring 32 points as the Bulldogs clipped the La Salle Green Archers, 72-62 on Sunday afternoon at the MOA Arena.

    Parks recorded his third 30-point game this season and sixth overall in just two years in the league, but he insists the number he is proud of is 7-4 - the Bulldogs' fourth-running win-loss record.

    “For me it's not about the points. It's really my teammates who helped me get those shots,” said Parks, who earned his second UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week award.

    Parks was at his best during the Bulldogs' second-half breakaway, scoring 17 of his team's 20 points in a stretch that saw the Bulldogs open a 16-point lead, 53-37.

    Parks, the son of former top PBA import Bobby Parks, also posted eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the win that allowed NU to leapfrog La Salle and send the Archers down to fifth (7-5).

    “I'm just trying to do my best for the team, to contribute as much as I can whether on offense or defense,” said Parks.

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    National University's Bobby Ray Parks records his third 30-point performance this season. Jerome Ascano
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