Eagles soar past Hawks 74-47

Charles Humphries dunks against Hillsborough in Polk State’s 74-47 win.
Charles Humphries dunks against Hillsborough in Polk State’s 74-47 win.

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. 

Richard Gaetano and Charles Humphries each scored 11, and Kadeem Webb finished with eight. 

"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.

Oct 20
Men's Basketball TBA
at TBA
Suncoast Conference Jamboree
Oct 27
Men's Basketball 6:00 PM
Polk State College
Red Night Madness scrimmage/pep rally Winter Haven, FL
Nov 02
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
Advance Prep Academy
Booster Club Tailgate Event Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 06
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Victory Rock Prep
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 10
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Melbourne, Fla.
Nov 11
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
ASA College (Miami)
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 16
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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