WATCH: NorthPort vs Blackwater Game Highlights [January 16, 2019]

If his first game as a pro is to be the gauge, Robert Bolick is sure to make waves in the PBA.

Bolick scattered a game-high 26 points in leading NorthPort to a 117-91 drubbing of hapless Blackwater Wednesday night in a match opening up their campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Leyte-born No. 3 pick overall in last month’s draft, who reportedly played well in practices and in two tune-up games, immediately took the lead for the Batang Pier and chipped in his share when the likes of Sean Anthony, Paolo Taha and Stanley Pringle got going.

As a result, the Batang Pier took control for good right in the second quarter and posted as much as a 111-82 spread before completing the emphatic start to their bid to bounce back from a seventh-place finish in the same tourney last season.

Taha wound up with 21 points, one off his career-high, Anthony added 19 points, five rebounds and as many assists and Pringle 16 points, seven boards and five dimes.

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