In a battle of the birds, the Polk State Eagles earned their first Suncoast Conference win of the season tonight, defeating the Hawks of Hillsborough Community College 74-47 in Winter Haven.
Troy Simons led the Eagles with 27 points.
"Once again our guys played very unselfishly," said Head Coach Matt Furjanic.
"We really did what we had to do in the game. We played hard. We played very, very good defense. We rebounded well. And we made our shots.
"This was one of our better shooting nights in a long time."
The Eagles (5-17, 1-3) continue Suncoast Conference play Saturday at 4 p.m. against State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton.