Group of Local Basketball Players Take 4th at AAU Nationals in Florida

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WABI) - A group of seven 8th graders, from eastern and central Maine, won the AAU state championship and just took 4th place at the AAU nationals in Orlando, Florida.

Gilman St. Surge made up of Calais' Sophie McVicar, Dexter's Peyton Grant, Skowhegan's Jaycie Christopher, Old Town's Hannah Richards, Messalonksee's Brooke Martin, Winslow’s Bodie Littlefield and Woodland's Emily Curtis reached the semifinals of the tournament. Top 4 of 28 teams. It's the best this group has done at nationals, so far, beating teams from Texas, New York and Rhode Island in division 2.