Eagles soar past Hawks

Tohi Smith-Milner (14) had 17 points and 9 rebounds as the Eagles beat Hillsborough 71-66. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Tohi Smith-Milner (14) had 17 points and 9 rebounds as the Eagles beat Hillsborough 71-66. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State improved to 2-0 in the Suncoast Conference, beating Hillsborough Community College 71-66 tonight in Tampa. 

At halftime the Eagles and Hawks were tied 25-25. 

Polk State built a 14-point lead with nine minutes to play, only to see Hillsborough fight back and trail by two, 62-60. 

The Hawks could get no closer, however, as the Eagles led 69-64 with a minute left.

Bernard Samuel led the Eagles with 20 points. 

Tohi Smith-Milner added 17 points and 9 rebounds.

The Eagles (17-6, 2-0) go on the road Wednesday to play St. Petersburg College. 
Jan 19
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at Florida Southwestern
Fort Myers, Fla.
Jan 23
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, Fla.
Jan 30
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
St. Petersburg College
Red Out Game Winter Haven, Fla.
Feb 02
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, Fla.
Feb 06
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Florida Southwestern
Winter Haven, Fla.
Feb 09
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Winter Haven, Fla.
Feb 13
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Pasco-Hernando State College
Booster Club Appreciation Night Winter Haven, Fla.
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