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 24
Men's Basketball TBA
at TBA
Gulf Coast Classic Panama City, Fla.
Nov 24
Men's Basketball TBA
Walters State Community College
Commodore Classic Panama City, Fla.
Nov 25
Men's Basketball TBA
at TBA
Gulf Coast Classic Panama City, Fla.
Nov 29
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Dec 01
Men's Basketball 5:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Jim Grimes Classic Melbourne, Fla.
Dec 02
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Tallahassee Community College
Jim Grimes Classic Melbourne, Fla.
Dec 05
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Palm Beach State College
Winter Haven, Fla.

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