2017-01-06 / Sports

Falcons flying under radar

By Josh Cruse

A.C. Flora’s Jordan Strange A.C. Flora’s Jordan Strange Long-time A.C. Flora coach Patti Moore will look for improvement in 2016-2017 following a year which her team had a 10- 14 record and missed the playoffs.

Improvement will start with returning four starters including Jordan Strange, McKinley Brooks- Sumpter, Debrielle Williams, and Arianna Rhue.

Strange, Brooks- Sumpter, and Williams each play guard, making that position the strength of the team.

However, the lack of size at the post position, despite the return of Rhue and addition of A’Daziah Wong Won, remains a concern.

With the move to 4A, several challenges from years past remain. Powerhouse programs Dreher and Lower Richland stay in the same region as A.C. Flora and remain the Lady Falcons’ biggest hurdles. New region foe Orangeburg-Wilkinson does very little to make the road easier.

As if the region portion of the Falcons’ schedule wasn’t challenging enough, the non-region part is far from easy. So far this season, A.C. Flora has wins over Sumter, W.J. Keenan, and Irmo as part of an 8-4 start to the season. The schedule did little to lighten up the remainder of 2016, as A.C. Flora took part in the Y.C. Winborn Holiday Classic from December 21-23 before embarking on the region schedule with a home game against Chapin Friday, January 6.

Along with returning to the playoffs, Moore wants to see her team continue to grow and develop.

Coach: Patti MoorePlayoffs: none

2015-2016 record: 10-14
Region V-4A


10 Debrielle Williams
11 Daria Davis
12 Kaay Glover
13 McKinley Brooks-
14 Adontis Fleming
15 Adahzia Wong
20 Jordan Strange
21 Tanari Little
22 Malina Butler
23 Javonni Ayers
24 Channell Johnson
25 Arianna Rhue
30 Claudia Dubose
31 Mikayla Eargle
32 Dezeray Butler

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