Eagles return to action with seventh straight win

With 20 points, Bernard Samuel led the Eagles to an 84-68 win over TAAG Academy. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
With 20 points, Bernard Samuel led the Eagles to an 84-68 win over TAAG Academy. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

After going more than three weeks without playing a game, the Polk State Eagles returned to action tonight, beating TAAG Academy 84-68 in Winter Haven.

With the victory, the Eagles extend their winning streak to seven. They are ranked No. 10 in Florida in the FCSAA Coaches' Poll.

Bernard Samuel led Polk State with 20 points.

Nigel Grant scored 18, and Reger Baker added 10.

"It felt good coming back, and it felt even better getting a win," said Head Coach Matt Furjanic.

"There were some rusty spots, and our defense wasn't what it should be. It's good that we have a game tomorrow night too, because that will help us get back in condition."

The Eagles (12-5) face Florida State College at Jacksonville on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Winter Haven. 

Nov 16
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Nov 17
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, Fla.
Nov 20
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at Santa Fe College
Gainesville, Fla.
Nov 23
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
vs. Gulf Coast State College
@ Daytona Beach, FL
Gulf Coast Classic
Nov 24
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at Daytona State College
Daytona Beach Daytona Beach, FL
Nov 27
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Dec 03
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Palm Beach State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
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