Eagles soar past Hawks 74-47

Charles Humphries dunks against Hillsborough in Polk State’s 74-47 win.
Charles Humphries dunks against Hillsborough in Polk State’s 74-47 win.

In a battle of the birds, the Polk State Eagles earned their first Suncoast Conference win of the season tonight, defeating the Hawks of Hillsborough Community College 74-47 in Winter Haven. 

Troy Simons led the Eagles with 27 points. 

Richard Gaetano and Charles Humphries each scored 11, and Kadeem Webb finished with eight. 

"Once again our guys played very unselfishly," said Head Coach Matt Furjanic. 

"We really did what we had to do in the game. We played hard. We played very, very good defense. We rebounded well. And we made our shots. 

"This was one of our better shooting nights in a long time." 

The Eagles (5-17, 1-3) continue Suncoast Conference play Saturday at 4 p.m. against State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton.

Nov 04
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, Fla.
Nov 07
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Daytona State College
Lakeland, FL Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 14
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
at College of Central Florida
Ocala, Fla.
Nov 18
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 19
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
ASA College (Miami)
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 21
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Santa Fe College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 24
Men's Basketball TBA
at TBA
Gulf Coast Classic Panama City, Fla.

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