Bringing home the gold

The PT Cruisers, an 11th-grade girls AAU basketball team, won the national championship earlier this month at a tournament held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Center in Orlando, Fla. The team is composed of players from Daniel, Seneca, Pendleton, Walhalla and West-Oak high schools and is led by coach Earl Gaines. The Cruisers are the first team, counting both boys and girls, from the state of South Carolina to win an AAU national championship.