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. 

Jan 25
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
vs. Impact Academy
Winter Haven, FL
Jan 29
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg, FL
Feb 01
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
vs. Hillsborough Community College
Feb 05
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
at Florida Southwestern State College
Fort Myers, FL
Feb 08
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Mentor Appreciation Night Bradenton, FL
Feb 15
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
vs. St. Petersburg College
Greek Day Winter Haven, FL
Feb 19
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
at Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL

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