Eagles victory gives Furjanic 600th career win

Kadeem Webb soars to the hoop for two of his 18 points against Red Devil Academy. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Kadeem Webb soars to the hoop for two of his 18 points against Red Devil Academy. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Head Coach Matt Furjanic earned his 600th career win tonight as Polk State defeated Red Devil Academy 88-36 in Winter Haven. 

Asked about the significance of the milestone victory, Furjanic said, "It means a lot of years in coaching, a lot of good players, and a lot of good assistant coaches." 

He preferred instead to talk about how his team played tonight. 

"It was a win where everyone contributed. That's what I liked," he said. 

"Some of the guys haven't had a chance to play much lately, so it was good to see them go in and play with confidence. We had real balanced scoring, which showed the players gave it up to each other. They played unselfishly. To me, that was the most important thing." 

Kadeem Webb led the Eagles with 18 points. 

Also scoring in double figures were Kevin Hamlet (14), Stefan Nakic (13), Branislav Labudovic (12), and Charles Humphries (10). 

Furjanic is in his 17th season at Polk State. His prior college head-coaching positions include stops at Robert Morris University, Marist College, and University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. He guided both Robert Morris and Marist to the NCAA Division I basketball tournament. 

The Eagles (4-17, 0-3) resume Suncoast Conference play Wednesday at 7 p.m. 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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