Eagles soar past Combine Academy 95-66

Troy Simons, who scored 28 points, drives against a Combine Academy defender. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Troy Simons, who scored 28 points, drives against a Combine Academy defender. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State won its second straight game tonight, beating Combine Academy 95-66 in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles had a 45-26 halftime lead. 

"I thought we really did a good job in the first half. We held them to 26 points," said Head Coach Matt Furjanic. 

"One of the things we told the guys in the second half was that we wanted to make sure we kept up the defensive intensity, and I was a little disappointed we didn't. We let them score 40 points, and we made some bad mistakes in the second half. 

"Hopefully we can get in the right frame of mind and get ready for the last four conference games." 

Troy Simons led the Eagles with 28 points. 

Also scoring in double figures were Kevin Hamlet (17), Charles Humphries (13), Kadeem Webb (12), and Stefan Nakic (11). 

The Eagles (7-19, 2-5) travel to Tampa on Wednesday for an 8 p.m. game against Hillsborough Community College.

Nov 23
Men's Basketball 6:00 PM
at Gulf Coast State College
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.

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