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A.C. Flora girls basketball coach stepping down

A.C. Flora girls basketball coach Patti Moore has decided to retire.
A.C. Flora girls basketball coach Patti Moore has decided to retire.

After more than 400 victories, A.C. Flora’s Patti Moore has decided to retire from coaching girls’ basketball.

Moore informed her team of the decision Thursday. She will remain at the school and teach in the physical education department.

"Sometimes you know it is time. For 30 years, I have been planning life around basketball. Now it is time to plan basketball around your life," Moore said. "Had great group of kids and people I work with so it was a hard decision. Right now, we are good shape and got a good core coming back. So it’s time to let somebody run it."

Moore coached the last 24 years at A.C. Flora and won 409 games in her career. She won three region titles and led the Falcons’ to the 2007 Class 3A Upper State championship game before losing to JL Mann.

The Falcons went 14-11 this season and finished third in Region 5-4A. A.C. Flora lost to eventual lower state champion Wilson in the first round of the playoffs, 56-54 in overtime.

Flora will return its top three scorers next season including guard Jordan Strange and McKinley Brooks-Sumpter.

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