Eagles dominate DME Academy

Dominique Reid scores against DME Academy. His 17 points led the Eagles to a 94-60 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Dominique Reid scores against DME Academy. His 17 points led the Eagles to a 94-60 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

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. 

Kahleek Bakare-Whyte added 14, while Darelle Porter scored 11 and Reger Baker had 10. 

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."

 
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