The Polk State Eagles soared to a 94-60 win over DME Academy tonight in Winter Haven.
Although the Eagles trailed 8-7 in the opening minutes, they took a 12-10 lead at the 14-minute mark and finished the first half up 49-26.
"I'm pleased with the team's performance," said Head Coach Matt Furjanic.
"We had a tough loss to Central Florida on Wednesday, and I was kind of worried that we would be a little flat for a game like this, but our guys really came out to play. They played really well together tonight and I was glad to see that."
Dominique Reid scored 17 points to lead the Eagles.
Elijah Cottrill finished with 16 points.
The Eagles played without Troy Simons, who went home due to a death in the family.
Polk State (14-6, No. 7 FCSAA) starts Suncoast Conference play Wednesday at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton at 7 p.m.
"We're about as ready as we could be," said Furjanic. "It comes down to nine games now. Our conference is very tough. Every team is doing well, so it should be a great conference race."