Eagles start conference play with road win

Troy Simons scored 18 points as the Eagles beat the Manatees. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Troy Simons scored 18 points as the Eagles beat the Manatees. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State opened Suncoast Conference play tonight with a 93-81 win over State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton. 

The Eagles had a 43-35 lead at halftime. 

Elijah Cottrill led the Eagles with 19 points. 

Troy Simons had 18, while Reger Baker and Darelle Porter each added 11, and Dayjar Dickson tallied seven.

The Eagles (15-6, No. 7 FCSAA) face Hillsborough Community College (No. 10 FCSAA) on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Winter Haven.

Dec 15
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
Santa Fe College
Education Day Winter Haven, Fla.
Dec 31
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
Jan 02
Men's Basketball 5:30 PM
at Indian River State College
Fort Pierece, Fla.
Jan 05
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Winter Haven, Fla.
Jan 12
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at St. Petersburg College
St. Pete, Fla.
Jan 16
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Hillsborough Community College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Jan 19
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at Florida Southwestern
Fort Myers, Fla.
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